Executive Orders Ending; Licensure Renewals Due by October 31, 2021

News Release
For Immediate Release: 7/2/2021

Olga Dack, Office of Communications, (402) 471-9356,


Lincoln – June 30, 2021, marked the last day of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic state of emergency in Nebraska.  Executive Order 20-10 which was implemented by Governor Ricketts at the beginning of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, will expire on July 30, 2021. 

Several statutes and regulations affecting certain state licenses in the Uniform Credentialing Act had been suspended or deferred during the pandemic.  Because the State of Emergency is over, those licensees impacted by the original order will be notified through a mailing that they need to renew their license before October 31, 2021.

To renew, go to dhhs.ne.gov/renew.  A wallet card can be printed to verify the new expiration date at dhhs.ne.gov/lookup.

For information regarding Continuing Competency waivers, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/ContCompWaiverInfo.pdf

​License types affected by the Executive Order include: ​

  • Medicine and Surgery: Physicians (MD), Temporary Educational Permits (TEP), Physician Assistants (PA), and Acupuncturists
  • Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery: Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (DO)
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
  • Emergency Medical Services: Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), Emergency Medical Technicians – Intermediate (EMT-I), and Paramedics
  • Mental Health Practice: Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioners (LIMHP), Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHP), Certified Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Certified Professional Counselors (PC), Certified Master Social Workers (CMSW), and Certified Social Workers (CSW)
  • Nursing: Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Pharmacy: Pharmacy Technicians
  • Perfusion: Perfusionists
  • Psychology: Psychologists
  • Respiratory Care: Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • Surgical Assisting: Surgical First Assistants

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