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For Immediate Release
December 2, 2016

Contact
Melissa Lindell, Communications and Legislative Services, (402)471-4047 or Melissa.lindell@nebraska.gov

DHHS Hearings on Regulations Related to Indian Health Service Facilities and Pharmacy Practices on December 14

Lincoln— The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will hold public hearings December 14 on proposed changes to regulations related to Nebraska Medicaid Program at 9:00 a.m. and  Professional and Occupational Licensure and Health Care Facilities and Services Licensure at 1:00 p.m.
 

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments or to attend and comment at the hearing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT 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.

 
Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. CT

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Nebraska Administrative Code Title 471, Nebraska Medicaid Program.  The Department of Health and Human Services recently completed a rewrite of several chapters governing the Indian Health Services provided under Nebraska’s Medicaid Program, including identifying insufficient or inconsistent language, restructuring the regulatory chapters, and performing a compliance review to determine uniformity with the Medicaid State Plan, other Nebraska Administrative Code chapters, federal law, and best practices.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 14, at 9:00 a.m. CT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room B.
Public Hearing at 1:00 p.m. CT
The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Nebraska Administrative Code Title 172, Professional and Occupational Licensures and Title 175 Health Care Facilities and Services Licensure.  Revisions include updates to the Pharmacy Practice Act and the Uniform Credentialing Act. The revisions also simplify licensure regulations including eliminating duplicate language found in existing or statues or licensure application forms.

This hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 14, at 1:00 p.m. CT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room B.

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

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