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Kansas Locum Tenens (KLT) service is available to physicians in any county in Kansas except Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte.

To request service, a rural physician or hospital should complete a Service Order Form and submit it to Rural Health Education and Services (RHES). This needs to be done each time service is requested. Please submit the form six weeks in advance of the date the service is needed.

Once RHES receives the Service Order Form from the rural physician, RHES will work to locate a KLT provider from the faculty and resident physicians at The University of Kansas School of Medicine (all campuses). When a provider for the service is identified, a contractual agreement is signed.

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NEW rate structure! We are excited to be able to offer organizations the ability to set their own competitive locum tenens rates that are 100% paid to the resident. In addition, we have sponsorships available to cover the resident's medical professional liability insurance (up to a $1,400 value). The organization requesting coverage also provides off-site accommodations. 

Upon completion of KLT  services, the rural physician or hospital will receive an invoice for service which will include information as to whom the check should be made payable. Payments are due within 2 weeks of completion of coverage. Late payments incur a $25 per day fee. An invoice for a $400 KLT fund fee will be sent with the service invoice to be paid to Rural Health.

This KLT fund fee will assist in the purchasing of malpractice insurance for resident physicians each year and aid in the volume of locum tenens service requests filled each year.

Last modified: May 30, 2017

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For more information about how to "Become a Provider" or "Request Coverage" contact Andrea Ellis at 913-588-1228 or

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