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Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:

DHHS Legal Services,
PO Box 95026,
Lincoln, NE
68509-5026,
(402) 742-2382 OR
DHHS.Regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively.

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, Room 1305, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE, or by calling (402) 471-2385.

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If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call (402) 471-8417. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least two weeks before the hearing date. This notice is given in compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 84-907.

Public Hearings - Scroll Down to View Description of Hearing

Hearing DateSubjects
09/29/2021​471 NAC 10 - Hospital Services, 471 NAC 12 - Nursing Facility Regulations, 471 NAC 45 - Rates for Nursing Facility Services, and 471 NAC 46 - Rates for Hospital Services
10/04/2021​178 NAC 7 - Clean Indoor Air
10/07/2021​172 NAC 120 - Licensure of Optometrists
10/12/2021​181 NAC 3 - Administrative Appeal Procedures for Applicants, Food Vendors and Local Agencies Participating in Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in the State of Nebraska
11/03/2021​476 NAC 2 - Application and Eligibility

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September 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Nebraska State Office Building – Lower Level A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on the amendment and adoption of the following regulations: 

The following regulations are proposed for AMENDMENT

Title 471 NAC 10 Hospital Services 

The proposed changes will remove provisions determining the rate methodology that are proposed for inclusion in a new Chapter 46.  Additional proposed changes include removing the requirements for the Department to hold a public hearing when making changes to the rate methodology. 

Title 471 NAC 12 Nursing Facility Regulations 

The proposed changes will remove provisions determining the rate methodology that are proposed for inclusion in a new Chapter 45.  Additional proposed changes include removing the requirements for the Department to hold a public hearing when making changes to the rate methodology; and renumbering the regulatory chapter. 

The following regulations are proposed for ADOPTION

Title 471 NAC 45 Rates for Nursing Facility Services 

The proposed adoption of this chapter specify the regulations' scope; outline the definitions; set out the rules for all rates and methodology for facility payments, and calculating the actual methodology of nursing facility rates; define the allowable and unallowable costs that the nursing facility may report; establishes the reporting requirements, record retention requirements, audit requirements, penalty requirements, appeal process requirements, and settlement and rate adjustment requirements related to nursing facility rates; set forth the requirements when the holder of a nursing facility provider changes; and define how nursing facility residents are classified. 

Title 471 NAC 46 Rates for Hospital Services 

The proposed adoption of this chapter specify the regulations' scope; outline the definitions; set out the payment structure for metro acute, other urban acute, and rural acute hospital types; establishes non-payment for hospital acquired conditions, payment for psychiatric services, payment for rehabilitation services, payment for services provided by a critical access hospital, payment rates for state operated institutions, rates for out of state hospitals, and the rates for out of plan services; set out the rate setting for change in ownership, new operational facility, hospital merger, and depreciation; define lower level of care requirements; specify the requirements for accessing records, audits, provider appeals, and rate adjustments. 

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). 

In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#. 

Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments, or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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October 4, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Nebraska State Office Building – Lower Level A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 178, Chapter 7 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Clean Indoor Air.  The proposed changes update the regulations' scope; update definitions; outline the requirements for public places and public meetings; set the requirements for smoking cessation programs;  set the requirements for child care programs; establish applicant, application, temporary waiver, and grievance process; remove duplicate statutory language from the regulations; update formatting; and restructure the regulatory chapter.   

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). 

In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#. 

Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments, or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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October 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Nebraska State Office Building – Lower Level A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 172, Chapter 120 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Licensure of Optometrists.  The proposed changes remove all duplicative statutory language from the regulations and removes any repetitive regulatory language that is found in 172 NAC 10. The proposed changes also update the regulations' scope; update definitions; revise the license requirements to include reciprocity based on licensure in another state, and establishing residency; modify the renewal, waiver of continuing education, and inactive status to include expiration dates; update formatting; and restructure the regulatory chapter. 

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). 

In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#. 

Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments, or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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October 12, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Nebraska State Office Building – Lower Level A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on proposed changes to Title 181, Chapter 3 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Administrative Appeal Procedures for Applicants, Food Vendors and Local Agencies Participating in Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in the State of Nebraska.  The proposed changes update the title name; remove the table of contents; set the regulations' scope; update definitions; outline the requirements for when an applicant can request a hearing; update the notification of adverse action process and when the action is final; correct typographical errors; remove duplicate statutory language from the regulations; update formatting; and restructure the regulatory chapter.  

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). 

In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#. 

Interested persons may attend the hearing and provide verbal or written comments, or mail, fax or email written comments, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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November 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central Time
Nebraska State Office Building – Lower Level A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on the proposed amendment of Title 476 NAC 2 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Application and Eligibility. The proposed changes implement statutory changes that will increase the income limit for Low Income Home Energy Assistance from 130% of the federal poverty level to 150% of the federal poverty level; and correct minor grammar errors. 

Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). 

In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments.  Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating in person or via phone conference line by calling 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662#. 

Interested persons may provide written comments by mail, fax, or email, no later than the day of the hearing to:  DHHS Legal Services, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, (402) 742-2382 or dhhs.regulations@nebraska.gov, respectively. 

A copy of the proposed changes is available online at http://www.sos.ne.gov, or by contacting DHHS at the mailing address or email above, or by phone at (402) 471-8417. The fiscal impact statement for these proposed changes may be obtained at the office of the Secretary of State, Regulations Division, 1201 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508, or by calling (402) 471-2385. 

Auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations needed to participate in a hearing can be requested by calling (402) 471-8417.  Individuals with hearing impairments may call DHHS at (402) 471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or (800) 833-7352 TDD at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing.

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