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Complaints and Mandatory Reporting

How do I file a complaint?

To file a complaint, see the Investigations Division web site.

What activities must be reported by a licensee, certificate holder, or registrant?

Every credentialed person who has first-hand knowledge of unlicensed, illegal or unethical activities is required to report (includes self-reporting) within 30 days of the occurrence. Failure to report may result in discipline. To view additional information relating to mandatory reporting, click on the options below:
• Mandatory Reporting Forms
pdf icon Mandatory Reporting Summary 
pdf icon Mandatory Reporting Regulations

Mandatory Reporting shall not apply:
• to the spouse of the person,
• to a practitioner who is providing treatment to
   such person in a practitioner-patient relationship
   concerning information obtained or discovered in
   the course of treatment unless the treating
   practitioner determines that the condition of the
   person may be of a nature which constitutes a
   danger to the public health and safety by the 
   person's continued practice, or person's continued
   practice, or
• when a credentialed person who is chemically
   impaired enters the Licensee Assistance Program
   authorized by pdf icon Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-175 except
   as provided in such section.

How is a complaint reviewed, and what is the disciplinary process? 

The following provides information relating to the complaint, investigative, and disciplinary process.


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