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Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:

DHHS Legal Services,
PO Box 95026,
Lincoln, NE
68509-5026,
(402) 742-2382 OR
DHHS.Regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively.

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, Room 1305, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE, or by calling (402) 471-2385.

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If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call (402) 471-8417. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least two weeks before the hearing date. This notice is given in compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 84-907.

Public Hearings - Scroll Down to View Description of Hearing

Hearing DateSubjects
Monday, November 30, 2020​Paid Dining Assistants (172 NAC 105)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020​Licensure of Perfusionists (172 NAC 91)
Monday, December 7, 2020​Disabled Persons and Family Support Program (472 NAC 1 - 4)
Monday, December 7, 2020​Nebraska Lifespan Respite Services Program (464 NAC 1 - 3)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020​Developmental Disabilities Services (404 NAC 1-6, 8-11)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020​Guardianship Assistance Program (479 NAC 7)
Thursday, December 17, 2020​Electronic Reporting of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance (173 NAC 9)
Thursday, December 17, 2020​Adoption Assistance Program (479 NAC 8)
Monday, December 28, 2020​Foster Care Licensure and Approval, Placement, and Home Studies (395 NAC 3)

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November 30, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
1:00 P.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 172, Chapter 105 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Paid Dining Assistants.  The proposed changes remove all duplicative statutory language, regulatory language, and unnecessary language from the regulations. Additional changes include: updating definitions; clarifying language regarding course, curriculum, and training requirements; changing nursing assistants to nurse aides to reflect the terminology of 172 NAC 108; clarifying and updating the Paid Dining Assistant Registry section; and restructuring and reformatting the chapter. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 2, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
10:00 A.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 172, Chapter 91 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Licensure of Perfusionists.  The proposed regulations would change the requirements for the issuance of temporary licenses and update definitions, including redefining direct supervision.  Proposed changes also include:  removing all duplicative statutory language from the regulations; removing any repetitive regulatory language found in 172 NAC 10; updating formatting; and updating the unprofessional conduct section to reference 172 NAC 88. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 7, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
10:00 A.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 472 Chapters 1 - 4, of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Disabled Persons and Family Support Program.  The proposed changes will consolidate and streamline the regulations from four chapters to three chapters.  Additional proposed changes include: updating definitions; updating the application process, the eligibility criteria, the delivery of services, and the procedures for authorizing support and payment; removing repeat statutory language and direction to staff from the regulations; and updating terminology and formatting.

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 7, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
1:00 P.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 464 Chapters 1 - 3, of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Nebraska Lifespan Respite Services Program.  The proposed changes will consolidate and streamline the regulations from three chapters to one chapter.  Additional proposed changes include: removing reference to other titles and chapters; removing the definitions section, and updating and incorporating the terms throughout the title; updating applicant requirements; removing unnecessary language from the regulations; removing directions to agency staff; and updating formatting. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 16, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
10:00 A.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive additional comments on proposed changes to Title 404, of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Developmental Disabilities Services.  The purpose of the changes to Title 404 is to align the regulations with the recently promulgated Title 403 and the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Developmental Disabilities waivers which were approved in 2017 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The proposed changes remove several chapters that outline outdated services or regulations, clarify language, and reorganizes the remaining regulations in to six chapters. The proposed changes will update definitions; outline eligibility and funding; update requirements for certification of agency providers; update core requirements for both agency and independent providers; and provider data collection and reporting.

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 16, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
1:00 P.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive additional comments on proposed changes to Title 479 Chapter 7 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC)-Guardianship Assistance Program. These regulations govern the guardianship assistance agreements that may be entered into with the Department per state statute, or Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The proposed changes set forth the application process, eligibility criteria, establish what can be included in guardianship assistance agreements, clarify the utilization of an established rate tool to determine assistance payments, and updates special service provisions.  The proposed changes also remove internal direction to staff from the regulations, updates definitions, and updates formatting. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 17, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
10:00 A.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 173, Chapter 9 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Electronic Reporting of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance. The regulations establish a syndromic surveillance program for the purposes of protecting public health and tracking the impact of disease prevention strategies. The proposed changes remove duplicative statutory language from the regulations; clarify definitions; and update formatting. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. 

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 17, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
1:00 P.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive additional comments on proposed changes to Title 479 Chapter 8 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC)-Adoption Assistance Program.  These regulations govern adoption assistance agreements that may be entered into with the Department per state statute or Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.  The proposed changes made revisions to the application process, clarified eligibility criteria for all children regardless of funding source, revised eligibility criteria for adoption assistance agreements in a private adoption, removes some special service provisions, amended appeal rights to comply with federal regulations, removed internal direction to staff from the regulations and updated the formatting.

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8223.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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December 28, 2020
Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska
10:00 A.M. Central Time

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 395, Chapter 3 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Foster Care Licensure and Approval, Placement, and Home Studies.  The proposed changes include removal of language regarding conceal carry permits to more closely align with the Federal Model Licensing Standards and removal of language regarding the Department's Foster Care Training Tool. 

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

Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing.  In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  

Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#.

Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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