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For Immediate Release
May 19, 2017

 Judi Yorges, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-6585

Members Sought for Professional Boards

Lincoln—The State Board of Health is seeking members to serve on several health care boards. Professional boards provide recommendations to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for issuing licenses to health care providers. Terms are five years long and most run through November 30, 2022, but there are also several vacant partial terms available. The following boards have vacancies:

  • Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses:  Physician, Certified Nurse Midwife
  • 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, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Public
  • Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming:  Public
  • Board of Hearing Instrument Specialist:  Otolaryngologist
  • Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy:  Public
  • Board of Medical Radiography:  Medical Radiologist
  • Board of Mental Health Practice:  Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Board of Nursing:  Public
  • Board of Occupational Therapy:  Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Perfusion Committee:  Perfusionist
  • Physician Assistant Committee:  Physician Assistant
  • Board of Psychology:  Psychologist
  • 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 June 18 in Lincoln and on September 17 in Wahoo. Applications must be received by May 31 or August 1, accordingly.