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Health Clinics

 

A licensed health clinic is a facility where advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, care of 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:
  • A facility that performs ten or more abortions during any one calendar week;
  • A facility that provides hemodialysis services (and is not licensed as any other type of healthcare facility)
  • A public health clinic; OR
  • An ambulatory surgical center.
In Nebraska, you are not required to have a health clinic license for:
  • A facility that provides only routine health screenings, health education or immunizations; OR
  • A healthcare practitioner facility unless that facility:
    • Is an Ambulatory surgical center;
    • Performs 10 or more abortions during any one calendar week;
    • Provides hemodialysis services; OR
    • Provides labor and delivery services (and the facility is not licensed as any other type of healthcare facility).
NOTE: A federally certified Rural Health Clinic is not required to be licensed as a health clinic in Nebraska.
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 402-471-2110
Email: DHHS.acutecarefacilities@nebraska.gov
Fax:  402-742-8319
Po Box 94986, 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
 
On September 8, 2016, the Emergency Preparedness Rule was posted.  What this means to your facility if you are a ‘medicare participating provider or supplier’:
  1. The rule goes into effect November 16, 2016.
  2. Facilities have to be in compliance and implement all regulations by November 16, 2017.
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