Nebraska Revised Statute 68-1117

Chapter 68

68-1117.

Aging and disability resource centers; funding; area agency on aging; duties.

(1) If the department awards funding for aging and disability resource centers pursuant to section 68-1115, an area agency on aging receiving such funding shall establish a partnership with one or more lead organizations that specialize in serving persons with congenital and acquired disabilities to provide services as described in subsection (2) of section 68-1116, including, but not limited to, centers for independent living and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Education, Research and Service, for the purpose of developing an aging and disability resource center plan. After consultation with a collaboration of organizations providing advocacy, protection, and safety for aging persons and persons with congenital and acquired disabilities, the partnership may submit to the department an aging and disability resource center plan. The plan shall specify how organizations currently serving eligible individuals will be engaged in the process of delivery of services through the aging and disability resource center. The plan shall indicate how resources will be utilized by the collaborating organizations to fulfill the responsibilities of an aging and disability resource center.

(2) Two or more area agencies on aging may develop a joint aging and disability resource center plan to serve all or a portion of their planning-and-service areas. A joint plan shall provide information on how the services described in section 68-1116 will be provided in the counties to be served by the aging and disability resource center.