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What you need to know

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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Applications, Requirements & Fees

An application for a Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CDD) license must meet the requirements in:

Initial License 

An applicant for an initial CDD license must:

  • Submit a completed written application
  • Submit the required documentation and fee
  • Pass an onsite inspection prior to client use and occupancy.

Contact the DHHS Division of Public Health for an initial Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities licensure packet.

Note

  • A facility may not operate until the inspection has been completed and the DHHS Division of Public Health determines a license can be issued.
  • A change in location of the facility or a change in ownership voids the current license and requires a new license to be issued prior to providing services.

License Renewal 

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.

Duplicate License

A duplicate or reissued license is available by submitting a request in writing or submitting the 
available form and a $10 fee.   

Fees

3-002.04A Fees: The licensee must pay fees for licensure and services as set forth
below:

  • Initial and renewal licensure fees: $150
  • Duplicate license: $10
  • Refunds for denied applications:
    - If the Department did not perform an inspection, the license fee is
    refunded except for an administrative fee of $25.
    - If the Department performed an inspection, the license fee is not
    refunded.

Change Notification

A facility must notify the DHHS Division of Public Health in writing of the following:

  • A change in ownership of the facility within 48 hours. A change in ownership terminates the license and requires a new application.
  • A change in location of the facility within 48 hours. A change in location terminates the license and requires a new application.
  • A change in the facility name
  • A change in the facility administrator
  • A change in the number of beds for which the facility is licensed at least 30 working days prior to the date it wishes to increase the number of beds
  • New construction or remodeling prior to start of work. See construction website

Inspections

The DHHS, Division of Public Health, conducts onsite inspections at Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities prior to and following issuance of a license to determine compliance with Title 175 Chapter 3, Regulations Governing Licensure of Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

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.

Compliance Inspections:

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 Health Care Facilities - Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-4975
 
Fax Number
(402) 742-2326
Mailing & Physical Addresses

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

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