TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The head of the Kansas Department of Social
and Rehabilitation Services has decided that the acting deputy SRS
secretary who oversees state hospitals and mental health programs
will stay in that job.
SRS Secretary Phyllis Gilmore has promoted Gary Haulmark
from acting deputy to deputy secretary for the Division of Disability and Behavioral Health Services.
The division oversees hospitals for the mentally ill in Larned,
Osawtomie and Kansas City, Kan., and hospitals for the
developmentally disabled in Parsons and Topeka.
It also manages addiction and mental health programs and
programs for the physically and developmentally disabled.
Haulmark became acting secretary in January, after serving as
the legislative director for SRS. He also served in the Kansas
House from 1993 until 1995, representing a Johnson County district.