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Credentialing Review (407) Program

Ron Briel, Program Manager

 
The Credentialing Review (407) Program was created to review proposals for changes in scope of practice or for new credentialing on the part of representatives of Nebraska health professions. Proposals are known as “applications” and the persons or groups who submit proposals for review are referred to as “applicants” or “applicant groups”. Proposals are evaluated against public health related criteria to determine whether proposals would benefit the public health and welfare by the bodies that conduct the review.


Credentialing review is a three-stage process conducted by the following review bodies in the following order:

  1. The review of an ad hoc technical review committee appointed by the Director of the Division of Public Health
  2. The review of the State Board of Health
  3. The review of the Director of the Division of Public Health
The entire review process for each proposal is statutorily required to be completed within a nine-month time frame. The three review bodies each create their own independent report on each proposal. All reports created by the review process are submitted to members of the Legislative HHS Committee to assist them during their review of any bills that might arise from credentialing review proposals. Reports are only advisory to the Legislature, and only the action of the Legislature can create changes in the regulatory status of a profession. Reports represent DHHS Agency input into possible public health and safety aspects of credentialing review proposals.
 
Nebraska Revised Statute 71-6201 to 71-6229 Nebraska Regulation of Health Professions Act

 


Active Credentialing Reviews

 


2012 - 2014 Credentialing Review Reports 

Optometrists - Change in Scope of Practice (2014)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Optometrists
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Optometrists
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Optometrists


Nurse Practitioners - Change in Scope of Practice (2013) 
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Nurse Practitioners 
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Nurse Practitioners 
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Nurse Practitioners

Acupuncturist - Change in Scope of Practice (2013) 
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Acupuncturist
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Acupuncturist
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Acupuncturist


2008 - 2011 Credentialing Review Reports

Genetic Counselors - New Credential (2010)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Genetic Counselors
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Genetic Counselors
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Genetic Counselors

Applied Behavior Analysts - New Credential (2010)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Applied Behavior Analysts
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Applied Behavior Analysts
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Applied Behavior Analysts
 
Optometrists - Change in Scope of Practice (2009)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Optometrists
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Optometrists
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Optometrists
 
Dental Assistants - New Credential (2008)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Dental Assistants
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Dental Assistants
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Dental Assistants
 
Compulsive Gambling Counselors - New Credential (2008)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Compulsive Gambling Counselors
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Compulsive Gambling Counselors
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Compulsive Gambling Counselors

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) (Utilization of Fluoroscopy) - Directed Review (2007)
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - CRNAs
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - CRNAs
  pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - CRNAs
 

 
2005 - 2007 Credentialing Review Reports

Audiologists & Speech Language Pathologists (A&SLPs) - Change in Scope of Practice (2007)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - A&SLPs    
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - A&SLPs  
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - A&SLPs
 
Perfusionists - New Credential (2007)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Perfusionists
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Perfusionists
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Perfusionists
 
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) & Home Birth - Change in Scope of Practice and
Direct Entry Midwives (DEMs) - New Credential (2006)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - CNMs
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - DEMs
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - CNMs and DEMs
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - CNMs and DEMs
 
Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHPs) - Change in Scope of Practice (2005)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee-LMHPs
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health-LMHPs
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director-LMHPs
 
Pharmacy Technicians - New Credential (2005)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Pharmacy Technicians
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Pharmacy Technicians
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Pharmacy Technicians
 
Dental Hygienists - Change in Scope of Practice (2005)
    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee - Dental Hygienists
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health - Dental Hygienists
   pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director - Dental Hygienists
 

 

2000 - 2005 Credentialing Review Reports

Mental Health Practitioners - Change in Scope of Practice (2005)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor - New Credential (2004)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Occupational Therapy - New Credential (2003)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Paramedics and EMTI - Change in Scope of Practice (2001)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Acupuncturist - New Credential (2000)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Chelation Therapy - Change in Scope of Practice (2000)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


1994 - 1999 Credentialing Review Reports

Podiatry - Change in Scope of Practice (1999)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Athletic Trainer - Change in Scope of Practice (1996)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Medical Nutrition Therapists - New Credential (1995)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director
 

Clinic Pharmacy - Change in Scope of Practice(1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Dieticians and Nutritionists - New Credential (1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Midwifery and Home Births - New Credential (1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Nurse Practitioner - Change in Scope of Practice(1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Psychology - Change in Scope of Practice (1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Public Health Clinic Pharmacy - Change in Scope of Practice (1994)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

 

1990 - 1993 Credentialing Review Reports

Mental Health Practitioners - Directed Review(1993)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Licensed Practical Nurse - Change in Scope of Practice (1992)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Phlebotomy (1992)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Rural EMS (1991)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Certified Registered Nurse's Aide - Change in Scope of Practice (1990)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director
  

First Responders EMS - New Credential (1990)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Nursing SOP by ARC - Change in Scope of Practice(1990)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Optometry - Change in Scope of Practice (1990)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director
 

1987 - 1989 Credentialing Review Reports

Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor - New Credential (1989)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health 
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Chiropractor - Change in Scope of Practice (1989)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Naturopathic Physician - New Credential (1989)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Care Staff Member - Change in Scope of Practice (1988)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director 

Home Health Aide - Change in Scope of Practice(1988)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Marriage & Family Therapist  - New Credential (1988)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) 
Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Massage Therapy - Change in Scope of Practice(1988)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
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Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director 
 
Therapeutic Recreation - New Credential (1988)
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Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

 
Dietician & Nutritionist - New Credential (1987)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director
 


Medical Technologist - New Credential (1987)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

 
Naturopathic Physician - New Credential (1987)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director


Radiologic Technician - New Credential (1987)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Board of Health
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

 

1985 - 1986 Credentialing Review Reports

Chiropractor - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Dental - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Dental Assistants - New Credential (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee 
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Dispensing Opticians - New Credential (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee 
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Optometry - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Professional Counselors - New Credential (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Respiratory Therapy - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Social Worker - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director

Dental Hygienist - Change in Scope of Practice (1985)
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Technical Committee
 pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Report of the Director
 

 


   

For more information contact:
phone: (402) 471-6515
Ron Briel
DHHS, Division of Administrative Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
 

 
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