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For Immediate Release
March 29, 2017

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

Emergency Order Issued to Hickman Child Care Provider

Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order closing a child care provider this afternoon.

Michelle M. Nicklas, 19900 South 96th St, Hickman, can’t provide care for any children other than her own.

Nicklas may request a hearing within 15 days of receiving the emergency order. The hearing is held within 10 days of the request, unless a continuance is granted.

DHHS has notified parents of the children enrolled in this child care program of the situation.

An emergency order is issued whenever the Department finds that an emergency exists requiring immediate action to protect the physical well-being and safety of a child in a child care program.

NOTE: The documents on Nicklas can be found at: