Hearing Set July 8 to Receive Comments on Changes to Dental Professions

News Release
For Immediate Release: 6/27/2019

David Hudson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047


Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold public hearings to receive additional comments on proposed changes to Title 172, Chapters 53, 56 and 57 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). The proposed changes in the three chapters will affect Unlicensed Dental Assistants and the Licensure of Dental Assistants; Licensure of Dentists − Minimal, Moderate, or General Anesthesia/Deep Sedation; and Licensure of Dental Hygienists, respectively.

The proposed regulations will govern the licensure of Dental Assistants, Dentists and Dental Hygienists. The proposed changes will include removal of statutory language from the regulations and will also remove any duplicate language that will be covered in 172 NAC 10 for credentials issued under the Uniform Credentialing Act. These regulations also include necessary changes due to amendments to the Uniform Credentialing Act and the Dentistry Practice Act.

The hearing will be held on Monday, July 8, at 10 a.m., CDT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room B.

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. 81-3117(7). 

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments or to attend and comment at the hearing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5 p.m., CDT, the day of the hearing, and should be emailed to DHHS.Regulations@nebraska.gov, faxed to (402) 742-2382, or sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026.

The draft regulations can be found at www.sos.ne.gov.

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