A licensed Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities means a center or group home for persons with developmental disabilities where shelter, food, and care, advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, or related services are provided for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours to four or more persons residing at such facility who have developmental disabilities.
Care is defined in statute as the exercise of concern or responsibility for the comfort, welfare, and habilitation of persons, including a minimum amount of supervision and assistance with or the provision of personal care, activities of daily living, health maintenance activities, or other supportive services.
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Initial License An applicant for an initial CDD license must:
Contact the DHHS Division of Public Health for an initial Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities licensure packet.
All CDD licenses expire November 30th of each year and must be renewed for continued operation. The renewal process is initiated by the DHHS Division of Public Health sending a written notice of the license expiration and an application for renewal no later than 60 days prior to the expiration date.
A duplicate or reissued license is available by submitting a request in writing or submitting the available form and a $10 fee.
3-002.04A Fees: The licensee must pay fees for licensure and services as set forth below:
A facility must notify the DHHS Division of Public Health in writing of the following:
Initial Licensure Inspections:
An onsite inspection is scheduled with the applicant after the DHHS Division of Public Health has received a complete initial licensure application. Within 30 working days from receipt of a completed application the Division will conduct the initial onsite inspection, unless the applicant requests that the inspection occur at a later date.
At the time of submission of the application and request for the initial onsite licensure inspection, the facility should be furnished and ready to operate, (but not operating). The applicant must be prepared to demonstrate during the onsite inspection how the facility will comply with the requirements of 175 NAC 3. Compliance is demonstrated for example through review of policies and procedures, record keeping, staffing, and tour of the physical environment prior to being issued a license.
Following initial licensure, the DHHS Division of Public Health may conduct unannounced onsite inspections at any time the Division deems necessary to determine compliance with 175 NAC 3.
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.