Preborn Child Protection Act takes effect IMMEDIATELY.

As of May 22, 2023, LB574 which creates the Preborn Child Protection Act and the Let Them Grow Act has been signed into law. The Preborn Child Protection Act takes effect immediately due to the inclusion of an emergency clause. Learn more​. See LB574​.

Important Notices

​​​​​​​COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form

Nebraska Rev. Stat. 48-239​ provides medical and religious exemptions for some workers. Download the Sample COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form​.

​Guidance: Health Care Workforce Executive Orders Expired June 30, 2023

Executive Orders pertaining to Health Care Workforce expired on June 30, 2023. Learn more​​

Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen has issued Executive Order 23-18 - Criminal Background Checks - replacing the previous Executive Order 23-13.​​

NEW: Executive Order 23-18, effective 12/22/23, replaces Executive Order 23-13 and will expire on July 1, 2024.

​Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen recently signed Executive Order No. 23-18 to avoid a healthcare workforce shortage emergency. This Executive Order replaces Executive Order 23-13 and relates to criminal background checks by fingerprint and only affects licensing for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, licensed independent mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants. 
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Licensure Unit
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2115
Fax Numbers
Professions (402) 471-3577
Children's Services (402) 742-2390
Facilities (402) 742-2398
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: [Profession, Facility type, or Children's Services]

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE



Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor

Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.