The Nebraska Board of Emergency Medical Services is comprised of 17 individuals that are appointed by the Governor to serve five-year terms and can be reappointed when their term expires. Members include representatives of each licensure classification of out-of-hospital emergency medical care providers, physician medical directors from each congressional district, training agencies, basic life support and advanced life support services, licensed nurses and the public.
The Board of Emergency Medical Services meetings are open to the public with the exception of investigational and other confidential matters. Agendas for these meetings are posted at least 10 days prior.
The board shall promote public information and education programs; collect information; review and comment on all state agency proposals; establish model protocols and procedures; review and evaluate the act. The purpose of a professional board is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Nebraska by ensuring that licensees, certificate holders, and registrants are meeting minimum standards of proficiency and competency, as well as to control their profession in the interest of consumer protection. Board members' duties include, but are not limited to, recommending the issuance or denial of licenses; changes in legislation and regulations; complaint screening and making recommendations on disciplinary actions. A board member is expected to attend all board meetings, participate on any sub-committee to which appointed, and be prepared for and provide input during meetings.
The Board of Emergency Medical Services has the following Composition and Requirements.