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Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee

Legislative Bill 530 (LB 530), which was signed by Governor Dave Heineman on June 4, 2013, created a new Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee as a committee of the Nebraska Children’s Commission.    

LB530 requires the committee to review and make recommendations in the following areas:

  • Foster care reimbursement rates;
  • Statewide standardized level of care assessment; and
  • Adoption assistance payments.

(See Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-4217 for more details)

The Committee submitted final recommendations regarding implementation of a new rate structure and level of care assessment tools in May 2014. This report can be found below. 

The committee is currently working on monitoring the Level of Responsibility Workgroup, wich is reviewing the Nebraska Caregiver Responsibilities (NCR) tool for necessary updates, and the Treatment Foster Care Workgroup, which is researching a rate structure that includes expectations regarding treatment components adequate to serve youth in out-of-home care for whom placement is problematic

The Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee meets monthly.  You can view current meeting documents here, as well as past meeting documents here.

Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee Membership


Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee Recommendations