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LB 265: Increasing and Improving Kinship Care in Nebraska

As introduced: Broadens the allowable placement of children involved in the child welfare system by permitting DHHS or another child placing agency by redefining the definition of foster homes. Kinship home are defined as homes where the caretaker has lived with the child(ren) in care or has had a significant…...

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LB 505: Provide requirements for insurance coverage of Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

As introduced: LB 505 requires insurance plans in this State (except disease-specific and self-funded employee plans) to provide coverage of behavioral health treatment administered by a board certified behavior analyst or licensed psychologist for the purpose screening for, diagnosing and treating autism. Required coverage amounts are as follows: • A…...

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LB 577: Change provisions relating to the medical assistance program (Medicaid Expansion)

As introduced: The intent of LB 577 is to require Nebraska Medicaid to add the newly eligible adult population under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to the Nebraska Medicaid state plan amendment; and outlines the health coverage provided under the program. The bill provides for expanded eligibility to…...

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LB 630: Revise Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act to include daycare settings

As introduced: LB 630 requires home daycares and their vehicles to be smoke free during and after hours of business in accordance with the standards for commercial daycare centers. Introducing Senator(s): Kolowski Committee:  Health and Human Services Committee Hearing Date: March 7, 2013...

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LB 556: Provide for telehealth services for children and families, and provide mental and behavioral health screenings at childhood physicals

As introduced: The intent of LB 556 is to help parents access behavioral healthcare for their children, reduce the time that a child spends out of the classroom, address the shared community goal of keeping children healthy and in school, provide access to medical and mental health specialists to rural…...

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LR 31: Continuation of the Children’s Behavioral Health Oversight Committee

As introduced: LR 31 is intended to allow the Children’s Behavioral Health Oversight Committee (also known as the LB 603 Committee) to continue its work until the beginning of the 103rd Legislature, Second Session. The committee was created as a special legislative committee in 2009 with the enactment of LB…...

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LB 518: Change certain eligibility provisions of the medical assistance program (Prenatal care repeal)

As introduced: LB 518 would repeal LB 599 (2012), which expanded coverage for certain benefits under the medical assistance program to previously ineligible persons, including persons unlawfully present in the United States. Introducing Senator(s): Janssen Committee: Health and Human Services...

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LB 380: Provide for adoption by two adult persons jointly

As introduced: Any child may now be adopted by any adult person or by two people jointly, regardless of their marital status.  Any parent of a child may consent to the adoption of that child by the parent’s spouse or by another adult who will share the parental responsibilities for…...

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LB 385: Foster Care Fairness Act

As introduced: When determining the suitability of placement, family participation and/or issuing a foster care license, the Department of Health and Human Services will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, disability, marital status, or national origin.  Instead, all placement decisions will be based…...

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LB 530: Improving Foster Care and Extending the Nebraska Children’s Commission

As introduced: By July 1, 2013, the Division of Children and Families Services of DHHS shall implement the reimbursement rate recommendations of the Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee as reported to the Legislature.  The Division of Children and Families Services shall develop a pilot project to implement the standardized level…...

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