The Gage County Board has gone on record in support of the Beatrice State Developmental Center. The supervisors today passed a resolution backing the long time institution for the developmentally disabled.
The center had been threatened with the loss of federal Medicaid support because of repeated problems, including cases of alleged abuse or neglect. State Senator Norm Wallman of Cortland has introduced a bill this session that would require legislative approval before any decision to close BSDC could be made. LB 68 would require written notice at least 60 days prior to the next legislative session, of any intent to close a state-owned or state-operated facility.
Such notice would have to be made to the Clerk of the Legislature and to each resident of the facility, along with parent or guardian.