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Department of Agriculture
Harness Racing Commission
501 Harness Racing Rules and Regulations
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission, pursuant to 3 Del.C. §10005, proposes to change its Rule 7.1.4 and 8.3.5.9.4. The Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule changes at Dover Downs on February 14, 2012 at 10:15 A.M.
Written comments should be sent to Hugh J. Gallagher, Executive Director of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission, Department of Agriculture, 2320 South DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901. Written comments will be accepted for thirty (30) days from the date of publication in the Register of Regulations on January 1, 2012.
The proposed changes are for the purpose of updating the Rules and to more accurately reflect current policies, practices and procedures. Copies are published online at the Register of Regulations website: http://regulations.delaware.gov/services/current_issue.html
A copy is also available for inspection at the Harness Racing Commission office.
 
 
Department of Education
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The State Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware.
 
Department of Finance
Division of Unclaimed Property
Regulation on Practices and Procedures for Appeals of Determinations of the Audit Manager
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In accordance with procedures set forth in 29 Del.C., Ch. 11, Subch. III and 29 Del.C., Ch. 101, the Department of Finance is proposing to adopt a regulation on practices and procedures for appeals of determinations of the Audit Manager as described in 12 Del.C. §1156. The proposed regulation sets forth the rules governing practices and procedures for those appeals.
Members of the public may receive a copy of the proposed regulation at no charge by United States Mail by writing or calling Mr. Mark Udinski, Department of Finance, Escheator of the State of Delaware, Carvel State Building, 820 North French Street, P.O. Box 8763, Wilmington, Delaware 19899-8763, phone (302) 577-8260, or facsimile (302) 577-8565. Members of the public may present written comments on the proposed regulation by submitting such written comments to Mr. Mark Udinski at the address of the Delaware Department of Finance as set forth above. Written comments must be received on or before January 31, 2012.
 
 
Division of Unclaimed Property
Regulation on Practice and Procedure for Establishing Running of the Full Period of Dormancy for Certain Securities and Related Property
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In accordance with procedures set forth in 29 Del.C., Ch. 11, Subch. III and 29 Del.C., Ch. 101, the Department of Finance is proposing to adopt a regulation on practices and procedures for establishing whether the full period of dormancy has run against certain securities related property as described in 12 Del.C. §1198. The proposed regulation sets forth the rules governing practices and procedures for those determinations.
Members of the public may receive a copy of the proposed regulation at no charge by United States Mail by writing or calling Mr. Mark Udinski, Department of Finance, Escheator of the State of Delaware, Carvel State Building, 820 North French Street, P.O. Box 8763, Wilmington, Delaware 19899-8763, phone (302) 577-8260, or facsimile (302) 577-8565. Members of the public may present written comments on the proposed regulation by submitting such written comments to Mr. Mark Udinski at the address of the Delaware Department of Finance as set forth above. Written comments must be received on or before January 31, 2012.
 
 
Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection
3310 Neighborhood Homes for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection (DLTCRP) in conjunction with the Division of Developmental Disability Services (DDDS) propose a revision of Regulation 3310, Neighborhood Homes for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Deborah Gottschalk, Chief Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Main Admin Building, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to (302) 255-4429 by Monday, October 3, 2011.
The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.
 
 
Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
EPSDT Dental Services
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512 and with 42 CFR §447.205, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) is proposing to amend the Title XIX Medicaid State Plan regarding Medicaid dental benefits for eligible recipients. Dental services are available only to clients under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Sharon L. Summers, Planning & Policy Development Unit, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to 302-255-4425 by January 31, 2012.
The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.
 
 
Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
Change To The Reimbursement Methodology For Supported Employment, Day Habilitation and Pre-Vocational Services
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512 and with 42 CFR §447.205, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) is proposing to change the reimbursement methodology for payment of Supported Employment, Day Habilitation and Pre-Vocational Services.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Sharon L. Summers, Planning & Policy Development Unit, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to 302-255-4425 by January 31, 2012.
The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.
 
 
Division of Public Health
4405 Free Standing Surgical Centers
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification, Health Systems Protection Section, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services, is proposing revisions to the State of Delaware Regulations Governing Free Standing Surgical Centers. Due to the extensive number of amendments the Division has concluded that the current regulations should be repealed and replaced in their entirety with the proposed regulations being published. The purpose of the amendments is to update the requirements so that they are in concert with current healthcare standards and to align them more closely with current federal requirements. On January 1, 2012, the Division plans to publish as proposed the amended regulations and hold them out for public comment per Delaware law.
Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review in the January 1, 2012 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, accessible online at: http://regulations.delaware.gov or by calling the Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification at (302) 283-7220.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed regulations must submit same to Deborah Harvey by Monday, January 30, 2012 at:
Deborah Harvey
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Email: Deborah.Harvey@state.de.us
Phone: (302) 744-4913
 
 
Division of Social Services
Fair Hearings
DSSM 5311 - Notifying Appellants and Others of Hearings
and DSSM 5312 - Responding to Fair Hearing Requests
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Social Services is proposing to amend policies in the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding Fair Hearings, specifically, Notifying Appellants and Others of Hearings and Responding to Fair Hearing Requests.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Sharon L. Summers, Policy, Program & Development Unit, Division of Social Services, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to (302) 255-4425 by January 31, 2012.
The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.
 
 
Division of Social Services
DSSM: 5000, 5501, 5502, 5600, 5600.1, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5604, 5605, 5606 and 5607
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Social Services is proposing to amend policies in the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding various Fair Hearing provisions.
Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Sharon L. Summers, Policy, Program & Development Unit, Division of Social Services, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to (302) 255-4425 by January 31, 2012.
The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.
The proposal described below amends policies in the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding various Fair Hearing provisions, including Definitions, Public Access to Hearing Records, Admissible Evidence, Official Notice, Protocol, and Request for Continuance.
 
 
Department of State
Division of Professional Regulation
3300 Board of Veterinary Medicine
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §3306(a)(1), the Board of Veterinary Medicine has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations.
A public hearing will be held on February 14, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware, where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Board of Veterinary Medicine, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board proposes amendments to Rule 2.0, addressing Unprofessional Conduct for Veterinarians. Specifically, Rule 2.1.17 is added to provide that, upon request of the client, directed to the veterinarian, the veterinarian shall disclose common side effects of the medications prescribed by the veterinarian.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed rules and regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.
 
 
Division of Professional Regulation
5200 Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Delaware Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators pursuant to 24 Del.C. §5206(1) proposes to revise their rules and regulations. The proposed revision to the rules defines a Preceptor, adds pre-Approval of a direct supervisor for the Administrator in Training Program, changes the percentages of the type of work done for the Administrator in Training Program, changes the time periods for an expired license, and allows for continuing education credits for the appointees of the Board for their attendance at board meetings.
The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule change on March 13, 2012 at 1.00 pm., Second floor Conference Room B, Cannon Office Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover DE 19904. Written comments should be sent to Michele Howard, Administrator of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover DE 19904.
 
Division of Professional Regulation
8800 Boxing, Sparring Matches and Exhibitions
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Department of State, in accordance with 28 Del. C. Chapter 1, is proposing to amend the regulations related to combative sports and combative sports entertainment.
Written comments should be submitted to James Collins, Director, Division of Professional Regulation, at the above address on or before February 4, 2012. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed regulations or to submit written comments should contact Shauna Slaughter, Administrative Specialist, at the above address or by calling (302) 744-4502.
The Department through the Director may consider promulgating the proposed regulations immediately after closure of the public comment period.
15 DE Reg. 1090 (01/01/12)