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For Immediate Release
March 7, 2017

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356

Members Sought for Professional Boards

Lincoln—The State Board of Health is seeking members to serve on several health care Boards. Professional boards are responsible for granting license privileges to health care providers.  Terms are five years in length and most run through November 30, 2021, and then members would be eligible for reappointment to a five-year term. 
The following boards have vacancies:

Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling:  Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Board of Athletic Training:  Public
Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art:  School Owner, Tanning Salon Owner, Public
Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming:  Public
Board of Hearing Instrument Specialist:  Otolaryngologist, Public
Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy:  Public
Board of Mental Health Practice:  Certified Professional Counselor, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Nursing:  Public
Physician Assistant Committee:  Physician Assistant
Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists:  Public
Board of Respiratory Care:  Public

People interested in serving on a board can get an application by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit/RPQI, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026; by email at; by phone at (402) 471-6515, or at

Public member applicants must be 19 years old, be a resident of Nebraska for at least one year, must not hold an active credential in a profession subject to the Uniform Credentialing Act, must not be or have been employed by a facility subject to the Health Care Facility Act, and must not be the parent, child, spouse or household member of a person currently regulated by the board to which the appointment is being made. 

Interviews will be conducted on March 20 and June 18 in Lincoln.  Applications must be received by March 8 or May 30, accordingly.