Nebraska Revised Statute 43-292.03

Chapter 43


Termination of parental rights; state; Department of Health and Human Services; duties.

(1) Within thirty days after the fifteen-month period under subsection (1) of section 43-292.02, the court shall hold a hearing on the record and shall make a determination on the record as to whether there is an exception under subsection (3) of section 43-292.02 in this particular case. If there is no exception, the state shall proceed as provided in subsection (1) of section 43-292.02.

(2) The Department of Health and Human Services shall submit on a timely basis, to the court in which the petition to place the juvenile in an out-of-home placement was filed and to the county attorney who filed the petition, a list of the name of each juvenile who has been in an out-of-home placement for fifteen or more months of the most recent twenty-two months.


  • An order entered pursuant to this section referring the matter to the State for filing of a petition to terminate parental rights is not a final, appealable order. In re Interest of Anthony R. et al., 264 Neb. 699, 651 N.W.2d 231 (2002).

  • Failure of the juvenile court to conduct an exception hearing pursuant to this section does not deny a parent due process of law. In re Interest of Clifford M. et al., 261 Neb. 862, 626 N.W.2d 549 (2001).