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November 20, 2013

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or
Hearing on New Regulations Related to Services for Former Foster Kids
Lincoln - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is holding a hearing on proposed new regulations related to the Bridge to Independence program under the Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act (which was Legislative Bill 216 in the last session).
The hearing will be held Thursday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. CT, in the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, lower level conference room A.
The proposed regulations will establish eligibility requirements, set out the services and supports, provide for termination and re-entry, set forth administrative appeals grounds and processes, require confidentiality and establish the operative date for the program.
Anyone may attend and comment at the hearing or submit comments in writing.  Written comments will be given the same consideration as comments made in person.  Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT on the day of the hearing and should be sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, fax 402-742-2382, or e-mailed to
Draft regulations are available online at Draft copies of the regulations are also available at the office of the Secretary of State, 402-471-2385, or call DHHS Legal Services at (402) 471-8223.