Nebraska DHHS: R&L Administrative Services Division: Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Reviews
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Credentialing Review (407) Program

Matt Gelvin, 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.

Active Credentialing Reviews

Click to go to the page for the profession you wish to view:

- Art Therapy

- Emergency Medical Services

- Physician Assistant

Inactive, recently completed:


2016 - 2018 Credentialing Review Reports  
 
Reflexology - New Credential 2017
 
 
Psychologists - Change in Scope of Practice - 2017
 
 
Dialysis Techologists - New Credential - 2016
 
 
Licensed Practical Nurse - Change in Scope of Practice - 2016
 

 

 


2014 - 2016 Credentialing Review Reports
 

 

Dental Auxiliary - Change in Scope of Practice (2015)

Report of the Technical Committee - DA
Report of the Board of Health - DA
Report of the Director - DA

Surgical First Assistant - New Credential (2015)

Report of the Technical Committee - SFA
Report of the Board of Health - SFA
Report of the Director - SFA

Surgical Technologist - New Credential (2016)

Report of the Technical Committee - ST
Report of the Board of Health - ST
Report of the Director - ST

 


2012 - 2014 Credentialing Review Reports 

 

Radiologic Practitioner Assistant/Radiologist Assistant - Change in Scope of Practice (2014)

Report of the Technical Committee - RPA/RA
Report of the Board of Health - RPA/RA
Report of the Director - RPA/RA

Dental Anesthesia - Change in Scope of Practice (2014) 

Report of the Technical Committee - Dental Anesthesia
Report of the Board of Health - Dental Anesthesia
Report of the Director - Dental Anesthesia

Optometrists - Change in Scope of Practice  (2014)
Report of the Technical Committee - Optometrists
Report of the Board of Health - Optometrists
Report of the Director - Optometrists


Nurse Practitioners - Change in Scope of Practice (2013) 
Report of the Technical Committee - Nurse Practitioners 
Report of the Board of Health - Nurse Practitioners 
Report of the Director - Nurse Practitioners

Acupuncturist - Change in Scope of Practice (2013) 
 Report of the Technical Committee - Acupuncturist
 Report of the Board of Health - Acupuncturist
 Report of the Director - Acupuncturist

 


2008 - 2011 Credentialing Review Reports

Genetic Counselors - New Credential (2010)
Report of the Technical Committee - Genetic Counselors
Report of the Board of Health - Genetic Counselors
Report of the Director - Genetic Counselors

 

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

 

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

 
2005 - 2007 Credentialing Review Reports

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

 

2000 - 2005 Credentialing Review Reports

Mental Health Practitioners - Change in Scope of Practice (2005)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


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


Occupational Therapy - New Credential (2003)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


Paramedics and EMTI - Change in Scope of Practice (2001)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Acupuncturist - New Credential (2000)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Chelation Therapy - Change in Scope of Practice (2000)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director



1994 - 1999 Credentialing Review Reports

Podiatry - Change in Scope of Practice (1999)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Athletic Trainer - Change in Scope of Practice (1996)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Medical Nutrition Therapists - New Credential (1995)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director
 

Clinic Pharmacy - Change in Scope of Practice(1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


Dieticians and Nutritionists - New Credential (1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


Midwifery and Home Births - New Credential (1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Nurse Practitioner - Change in Scope of Practice(1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Psychology - Change in Scope of Practice (1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


Public Health Clinic Pharmacy - Change in Scope of Practice (1994)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

 


 

1990 - 1993 Credentialing Review Reports

Mental Health Practitioners - Directed Review(1993)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Licensed Practical Nurse - Change in Scope of Practice (1992)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Phlebotomy (1992)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Rural EMS (1991)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Certified Registered Nurse's Aide - Change in Scope of Practice (1990)

Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director
  

First Responders EMS - New Credential (1990)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

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

Optometry - Change in Scope of Practice (1990)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director
 


 

1987 - 1989 Credentialing Review Reports

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

Chiropractor - Change in Scope of Practice (1989)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Naturopathic Physician - New Credential (1989)
Report of Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Care Staff Member - Change in Scope of Practice (1988)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director 

Home Health Aide - Change in Scope of Practice(1988)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

Marriage & Family Therapist  - New Credential (1988)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


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

 
Dietician & Nutritionist - New Credential (1987)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director
 


Medical Technologist - New Credential (1987)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

 
Naturopathic Physician - New Credential (1987)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director


Radiologic Technician - New Credential (1987)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Board of Health
Report of the Director

 


 

1985 - 1986 Credentialing Review Reports

 
Chiropractor - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Dental - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Dental Assistants - New Credential (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee 
Report of the Director

Dispensing Opticians - New Credential (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee 
Report of the Director

Optometry - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Professional Counselors - New Credential (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Respiratory Therapy - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Social Worker - Change in Scope of Practice (1986)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director

Dental Hygienist - Change in Scope of Practice (1985)
Report of the Technical Committee
Report of the Director
 

 


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

 
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