988 Public Workshop Meeting – Nevada
Coming up, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 via telephone/videoconference only – the Department of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) will hold the first public workshop to solicit public comment on proposed regulations to activate “988”, a dedicated – easy to remember – mental health and suicide crisis lifeline.
988 will go live in July – but the state must be prepared before it can handle calls.
This workshop will be conducted in accordance with NRS 223B, Nevada’s Open Meeting Law.
- Introduction of workshop process – Kendall Holcomb
- Overview of proposed changes – Kendall Holcomb
- Public comment on proposed amendments to Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 433
- Public Comment
Overview of Proposed Changes
The proposed changes will revise Chapter 433 of the Nevada Administrative Code and are being proposed in accordance with NRS 439.150 and NRS 433.
Senate Bill 390 was passed during the 2021 legislative session. The bill indicated the State Board of Health shall adopt regulations to impose a surcharge on each access line of each customer of a company that provides commercial mobile communication services or IP-enabled voice services in this State in accordance with 47 U.S.C. § 251a and each access line or trunk line of each customer to the local exchange of any telecommunications provider providing those lines in this State. Those companies and providers shall collect the surcharge from their customers and transfer the money collected to the Division pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board of Health. The amount of the surcharge must be sufficient to support the uses set forth in subsection 2, except that the amount of the surcharge must not exceed 35 cents for each access line or trunk line.
Members of the public may make oral comments at this meeting. Persons wishing to submit written testimony or documentary evidence may submit the material to Veronica Portillo-Bradford, Health Program Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Bureau of Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention
4126 Technology Way, Suite 200
Carson City, NV 89706