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Governor Ricketts Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders.  With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.

New regulations effective October 20, 2020 

Please see the Chiropractic regulations, 172 NAC 029, in the Regulations & Statutes box on the right side of this page.

Continuing Competency Waiver Information

Executive Order: Provisional License Application

Anyone practicing chiropractic in the State of Nebraska and not specifically falling under the exception described in Neb. Rev. Stat. §38-806 must be licensed as a chiropractor. 

Chiropractors diagnose and analyze the living human body for the purpose of detecting ailments, disorders and disease.  Chiropractors do this by using x-rays, physical and clinical examination, routine procedures, locating and removing any interference with the transmission and expression of nerve energy by chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic physiotherapy, acupuncture, exercise, nutrition, dietary guidance, and colonic irrigation. Chiropractors may sign death certificates.

Applications, Requirements & Fees

Applications - The below forms may be completed online but must be printed and physically signed, then mailed with a check to the address on the form.

Requirements: For requirements for chiropractic licensing, please see the regulations at right.

Fee Information:

Continuing Education & Renewal Information

Continuing Education

On or before August 1 of even-numbered years, each chiropractor holding an active Nebraska license must have completed at least 36 hours of approve continuing education during the preceding 24-month period. The Department waives continuing competency requirements for individuals who were first credentialed within the 24-month period immediately preceding the renewal date. Please see the regulations at right for more information regarding continuing education.

Renewal Information

Chiropractic licenses expire August 1 of each even-numbered year. The Licensure Unit will send a renewal notice to the license holder's last address of record at least 30 days before the expiration date.

During the timeframe for license renewal, a licensed chiropractor can renew online using a credit card or mail in a paper renewal application with a check for the renewal fee. To renew, please visit the renewal page on our website.

Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2299
Fax Number
(402) 742-1152
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Chiropractic

PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st  Floor
Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.