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For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356

DHHS Responds to Call for Investigative Committee


Lincoln – Today, Courtney Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement in response to call for an investigative committee.

“The investigation we conducted resulted in the Life Quest facility in Palmer losing its license and DHHS worked proactively with numerous partners to help find housing for residents. An investigative committee is unnecessary as we are moving forward with an after-action review to determine any processes we can improve upon as well as how to further collaborate with law enforcement and other partners in these kinds of situations. DHHS extended an offer to brief Sen. Riepe and his committee on the facility and the investigation after the review is complete.”