DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The State Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. in the Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Division Of Long Term Care Residents Protection
The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection, has drafted proposed regulations pertaining to training and qualifications of nursing assistants and certified nursing assistants. These proposed regulations clarify and amend certain eligibility criteria for certification as a certified nursing assistant.
These proposed regulations also clarify the responsibility of federally certified nursing facilities to pay the costs of training nursing assistants in accordance with federal regulations at 42 CFR §483.152. The proposed regulations pertaining to payment of the costs of training nursing assistants have been the subject of previous public hearings and have been revised in response to comments received at the public hearings. A discussion of the comments received at those public hearings which were not incorporated into the proposed regulations will appear with the final order when the proposed regulations are published as final regulations.
Invitation For Public Comment
Public hearings will be held as follows:
Tuesday, November 30, 2004, 9:00 AM
Room 301, Main Building, Herman Holloway Campus
1901 North DuPont Highway, New Castle
Thursday, December 2, 2004, 10:00 AM
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental
89 Kings Highway, Dover
For clarification or directions, please call Gina Loughery at 302-577-6661.
Written comments are invited on these proposed regulations and should be sent to:
Elise MacEwen, RN
Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection
Mill Road, Suite 308
Wilmington, DE 19806
Written comments will be accepted until the conclusion of the December 2 public hearing.
Division of Social Services
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
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 the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding Delaware’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Welfare Reform 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, Policy & Program Development Unit, Division of Social Services, and P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 by November 30, 2004.
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.