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February 2, 2018

David Hudson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047

Hearing Set on Proposed Changes to Title 181, Chapter 2
Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 181, Chapter 2 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC)—Screening of Infants for Metabolic Diseases.  The proposed changes to these regulations update the language referencing metabolic diseases to inherited or congenital infant- or childhood-onset diseases, add three new diseases to the newborn screening panel, and allow the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the per-infant-screened fee to $20 per infant. These proposed changes will bring the regulations into compliance with the passage of Legislative Bill 91 (2017).
The hearing will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., CT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room B.
Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7).
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 p.m., CT, the day of the hearing, and should be emailed to, faxed to 402-742-2382, or sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026.
The draft regulations can be found at