Nebraska Revised Statute 71-1935

Chapter 71 Section 1935

71-1935.

Inspection report; findings of noncompliance; department; proceedings; letter requesting statement of compliance; contents; failure to correct; additional proceedings.

If the inspection report issued under section 71-1933 contains findings of noncompliance by a licensed residential child-caring agency or child-placing agency with any applicable provisions of the Children's Residential Facilities and Placing Licensure Act or rules and regulations adopted and promulgated under the act, the department shall review such findings within twenty working days after such inspection. If the findings are supported by the evidence, the department shall proceed under sections 71-1939 to 71-1946, except that if the findings indicate one or more violations that create no imminent danger of death or serious physical harm and no direct or immediate adverse relationship to the health, safety, or welfare of the children residing in or served by the residential child-caring agency or child-placing agency, the department may send a letter to the agency requesting a statement of compliance. The letter shall include a description of each violation, a request that the residential child-caring agency or child-placing agency submit a statement of compliance within ten working days, and a notice that the department may take further steps if the statement of compliance is not submitted. The statement of compliance shall indicate any steps which have been or will be taken to correct each violation and the period of time estimated to be necessary to correct each violation. If the residential child-caring agency or child-placing agency fails to submit and implement a statement of compliance which indicates a good faith effort to correct the violations, the department may proceed under sections 71-1939 to 71-1946.