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May 3, 2011

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-9108

Member Sought for Health Boards

Lincoln—The State Board of Health is seeking 36 members of the public and of certain professions to serve on 21 professional boards and two committees that are responsible for granting license privileges to health care providers. Specific vacancy positions are listed on the DHHS website.

Professionals who are actively engaged in the practice of the following professions will be appointed to fill vacancies on these boards:
Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Board of Athletic Training
Board of Chiropractic
Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art
Board of Dentistry
Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming
Board of Hearing Instrument Specialists
Board of Massage Therapy
Board of Medical Radiography
Board of Medicine and Surgery
Board of Mental Health Practice
Board of Nursing
Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Board of Optometry
Perfusionist Committee
Board of Pharmacy
Board of Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Committee
Board of Podiatry
Board of Psychology
Board of Respiratory Care Practice
Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

In addition, individuals who can represent a consumer perspective and are not licensed in the particular areas that the board serves will be appointed to fill public member vacancies. Five boards have vacancies for public members:
Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Board of Athletic Training
Board of Nursing
Board of Pharmacy
Board of Respiratory Care

The Board of Health is also seeking a Proprietary Home Member on the Board of Nursing Home Administrators to fill a current vacancy due to a resignation. Applications for this position are due by May 23rd.

Persons interested in serving on any of these boards can obtain an application and documents related to the appointment process at Completed applications must be received by August 1st. To receive an application by mail contact 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; or by phone at (402) 471-6515.