DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Provider Specific Policy Manual
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 Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) is proposing to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding Durable Medical Equipment.
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 October 31, 2010.
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
4459A Regulations for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act
The Health Systems Protection Section, under the Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services, will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed Delaware Regulations governing the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act.
Currently, the State of Delaware requires lead poisoning screening for children at 12 months of age. The Childhood Poisoning Prevention Act requires a formal screening process be developed so that children at high risk for lead exposure can receive an additional screening test at 24 months of age, while children at lower risk will continue to receive only the currently required screening at 12 months of age. The Division of Public Health plans to promulgate regulations governing the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act that address a new blood lead screening, record retention protocol, and the requirements of compliance, enforcement, and penalties for violators.
The public hearing will be held on October 22, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, located in the Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, Delaware.
Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review in the October 1, 2010 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, accessible online at: http://regulations.delaware.gov or by calling the Office of Health Systems Protection at (302) 744-4705.
Anyone wishing to present his or her oral comments at this hearing should contact Ms. Deborah Harvey at (302) 744-4700 by October 20, 2010. Anyone wishing to submit written comments as a supplement to or in lieu of oral testimony should submit such comments by November 1, 2010 to:
Deborah Harvey, Hearing Officer
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Fax (302) 739-6659