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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. 

To obtain a license to practice podiatry in Nebraska, you must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited college of podiatric medicine
  • Have completed at least a one-year postgraduate residency program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Have passed Parts I, II and III (or PMLexis) of the National Board Examination for Podiatry

Ankle Surgery: A podiatrist may perform surgery on the ankle only at a licensed hospital or ambulatory surgical center. Also, a podiatrist first licensed in Nebraska on or after September 1, 2001 must have successfully completed an advanced postdoctoral surgical residency program of at least two years duration which is recognized as suitable for that purpose by the Board. If you plan to perform ankle surgery please submit proof of completion of two years of a surgical residency.

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Office of Medical & Specialized Health
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2118
Fax Number
(402) 742-8355
Mailing & Physical Addresses
DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Medical

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.