Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit 

The Licensure Unit administers the following Boards, Committees, & Council.  Those with a vacancy are linked to the online application web site.  Information is available below on Membership & Responsibilities, Conflict of Interest, Statutory Requirements for positions, and statutes relating to specific professions.

NOTE:  All Board, Committee, and Council members are appointed by the State Board of Health with the exception of the Board of Emergency Medical Services, Nebraska Center for Nursing Board, Nursing Home Advisory Council, and State Board of Health, who are appointed by the Governor.

 Information on serving as a public member is available below. 

Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Board of Nursing
Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling Board of Nursing Home Administration
Board of Athletic Training Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Board of Optometry
Board of Chiropractic Board of Pharmacy
Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art Board of Physical Therapy
Board of Dentistry Board of Podiatry
Board of Emergency Medical Services Board of Psychology
Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists
Board of Hearing Instrument Specialists Board of Respiratory Care Practice
Board of Massage Therapy Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy Nebraska Center for Nursing Board
Board of Medical Radiography Nursing Home Advisory Council
Board of Medicine and Surgery Perfusionist Committee
Board of Mental Health Practice Physician Assistant Committee
State Board of Health


MEMBERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITIES

This information includes the process to become a board member, the difference between a professional and consumer or public member, what a board does, confidentiality and conflict of interest, and entitlements.

 EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Any person appointed: 

  • Will receive a per diem of $50.00 (except the State Board of Health per diem is $20.00 and the Board of Athletic Training per diem is $25.00) and reimbursement for any actual expenses incurred in the performance of Board duties.
    NOTE:  The Nebraska Center for Nursing Board does not receive a per diem.  Members of the Nursing Home Advisory Council shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for their reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their duties as members of such council from the Nebraska Health Care Association or the Nebraska Association of Homes for the Aging or such other association or group of nursing home licensees as voluntarily agrees to provide reimbursement for such expenses. No funds or state money shall be drawn upon to pay the expenses of administering this Council.
  • Must avoid conflict of interest by excluding him/herself from any decision-making or action that may cause financial benefit or detriment to him/her, a member of his/her immediate family, or a business with which he/she is associated.

BOARD MEMBER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the statutory requirements for the position of interest in order to be considered for appointment.

The statutes for each profession are on the Licensure Unit web site.

PUBLIC MEMBER SERVICE ON PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARDS

If you know of someone who may be interested in serving as a public member on a professional licensing board, committee, or council, please provide us with their name and address.   We will be seeking individuals to serve as a public member on the following boards in 2014, but there are often other opportunities for public members to serve: 

Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Board of Chiropractic
Board of Dentistry
Board of Emergency Medical Services
Board of Medicine and Surgery
Board of Mental Health Practice
Board of Optometry
Board of Physical Therapy
Board of Podiatry
Board of Psychology
Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists
Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Nursing Home Advisory Council
Physician Assistant Committee

Click on the appropriate board link above to complete an application online.

Submit Applications for Member Positions Appointed by the State Board of Health to:
DHHS, Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit, RPQI
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
Phone:   (402) 471-6515
E-Mail:   monica.gissler@nebraska.gov

Submit Applications for Member Positions Appointed by the Governor to:
Kathleen Dolezal, Administrative Assistant for Boards and Commissions
Nebraska Governor's Office, State Capitol
P O Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Phone: (402)471-1971
E-mail: kathleen.dolezal@nebraska.gov

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