Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

 
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What you need to know

A licensed Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities is any facility where shelter, food and training or habilitation services, advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, care, nursing care, or related services are provided for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours to four or more persons residing at the facility who have mental retardation or related conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other developmental disabilities.

Certification means the facility is in compliance with the federal requirements 42 CFR Subpart I 583.410 – 483.480 and eligible to receive payment under the Medicaid program.  Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities is the term used for the federally certified facility. This facility must have a Nebraska license (Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities) before it can apply for certification and maintain certification.

Change Notification

A facility must notify the DHHS Division of Public Health in writing of the following changes:
  • Ownership of the facility - within five working days. A change in ownership terminates the license and requires a new application.
  • Location of the facility - within five working days. A change in location terminates the license and requires a new application.
  • Facility name - within five working days of the change
  • Facility administrator - within five working days of the change
  • Number of beds for which the facility is licensed - at least 30 working days prior to the date you wish to increase the number of beds.
  • New construction or remodeling prior to start of work. See Facility Construction website.

Inspections

The DHHS Division of Public Health conducts onsite inspections at Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities prior to and following issuance of the license to determine compliance with Title 175 Chapter 17, Regulations Governing Licensure of Intermediate Care Facilities 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 as required at 175 NAC 17-003.01A and 17-003.01B. The Division has 30 working days from receipt of a completed application to conduct the initial onsite inspection, unless the applicant requests the inspection to 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 17-006 and 17-007. 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 17-006 and 17-007. 

Intermediate Care Facilities 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: ICFDD Licensing

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509

 

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor
14th & M Streets
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.