Physician Locum Tenens
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A physician locum tenens may be issued by the Department, with the recommendation of the Board, to an individual who holds an active license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in another state when circumstances indicate a need for the issuance of a physician locum tenens in the State of Nebraska.
A Physician locum tenens may be issued for a period not to exceed 90 days in any 12-month period.
Circumstances for which a physician locum tenens may be issued:
1. The unavailability of a Nebraska physician due to vacation, sickness, hospitalization or other similar leaves of absence;
2. A public health emergency in the State of Nebraska such as one arising from incidents of widespread disease, natural or manmade disaster or similar causes;
3. There is a need for a physician as requested by an accredited hospital in a health professional shortage area.