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Public Hearing Department of Health & Human Services : LEGAL SERVICES

Date of Activity
Wednesday, 05/27/2020
Time of Activity
10:00 AM
State Office Building, Lower Level Conf. Room A 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE
  Location accessible to handicapped
Phone call information: 888-820-1398; Participant code: 3213662# AMENDED: The purpose of this hearing is to receive additional comments on the proposed changes of Title 172, Chapter 57 of the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) – Licensure of Dental Hygienists. The proposed regulations will govern the licensure of Dental Hygienists and Expanded Function Dental Hygienists. The proposed changes will include removal of statutory language from the regulations and will also remove any duplicate language that will be covered in 172 NAC 10 for credentials issued under the Uniform Credentialing Act. These regulations also include necessary changes due to amendments to the Uniform Credentialing Act and the Dentistry Practice Act. Additional proposed changes include: expanded function permit criteria has been changed to require a license in Dental Hygiene prior to taking the expanded function courses; expanded function courses cannot be offered as part of an existing Dental Hygiene program; the examination for expanded function permits cannot be taken prior to meeting the 1500 hours of experience requirement; and clarification of the remedial course requirements has been added. Authority for these regulations is found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-3117(7). Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will be enforcing the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation on the size of gatherings. The public hearing will be limited to eight (8) in-person attendees. 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 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, respectively. A copy of the proposed changes is available online at, 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.
Marge Respeliers Paralegal I
DHHS Legal Services
Health & Human Services System
(402) 471-8417
(402) 742-2382
(402) 471-9570

Last Updated: Wednesday, 04/22/2020