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For Immediate Release
January 15, 2015

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

Department of Health and Human Services to
Hold Hearing January 22 on Regulations

Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health will hold a hearing on proposed changes to regulations related to the licensure of hearing instrument specialists.  The hearing will be held on Thursday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. CT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.

The proposed changes are planned to reflect the provisions of the Hearing Instrument Specialists Practice Act and the Uniform Credentialing Act, including:

  • Qualifications for initial and initial temporary licenses;
  • Supervision of temporary licensees;
  • Examination requirements; and
  • Continuing competency requirements for license renewal.

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 e-mailed to, faxed to 402-742-2382, or sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026.  Copies of written comments and names of persons submitting them will be available after the hearing.

The draft regulations can be found at