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.
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.
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.
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: ICFDD Licensing
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor14th & M StreetsLincoln NE 68508Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.