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June 10, 2008

Marla Augustine, DHHS, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047),


DHHS Terminates Developmental Disabilities Rulemaking Proceedings

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities, is terminating rulemaking proceedings for proposed new regulations for developmental disability services. These proposed regulations were considered at a public hearing on November 16, 2006.

The proposed regulations would have consolidated existing regulations for the Health and Human Services System to govern all aspects of community-based services provided to persons with developmental disabilities, including: regulations for the Developmental Disabilities System; Medicaid home and community-based waivers; and licensing Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Inquiries about the regulations and the rulemaking process may be directed to DHHS Regulatory Analysis & Integration, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509, phone 402-471-9022.