A licensed health clinic is a facility where advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, or services relating to the preservation or maintenance of health are provided on an outpatient basis for a period of less than 24 consecutive hours to persons not residing or confined at the facility. A healthcare practitioner facility (a clinic, office or residence of a practitioner or group of practitioners credentialed under the Uniform Credentialing Act) is not required to be a licensed health clinic.
In Nebraska, a health clinic license is required for:
In Nebraska, you are not required to have a health clinic license for:
NOTE: A federally certified Rural Health Clinic is not required to be licensed as a health clinic in Nebraska.
Health Clinic Applications, Requirements & Fees
Each ambulatory surgical center is limited to performing surgical and other medical procedures that can be safely performed in a dedicated operating room or suite and which may require a postoperative recovery room for convalescent stay. An ambulatory surgical center can only provide surgical services to persons who are admitted to and discharged from the ambulatory surgery center within the same working day and must not retain patients past midnight of the day of admission.
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) have mandatory reporting requirements per the Health Care Facility Licensure Act:
Overview of the Outpatient Surgical Procedures Data Act
A facility must notify the Department in writing of the following changes:
Please submit your written notifications on facility letterhead/signed by a facility officer to:
DHHS Public Health – Licensure Unit Acute Care Facilities Office PO Box 94986 Lincoln, NE 68508-9489
OR you can submit the signed letter via email to: DHHS.email@example.com
The Department conducts onsite inspections of health clinics in accordance with 175 NAC 7 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Health Clinics and in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) mandates (for CMS certified facilities).
Per 175 NAC 7, the Department may conduct an onsite inspection of the facility at any of the following times:
For health clinics that are Ambulatory Surgical Centers: CMS.gov - Ambulatory Surgical Centers
For health clinics that are providing hemodialysis services: CMS.gov - Dialysis
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Health Clinics
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509