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

Governor Pete Ricketts recently signed into law LB 906​, which provides medical and religious exemptions for some workers. Download the Sample COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form​.

CMS Vaccination Guidance Compliance

Guidance: Health Care Workforce Executive Orders Expiring June 30, 2023

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

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-08

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-08, to expire on June 30, 2023. View the Executive Order​​. This Executive Order applies to:
  • ​Time-limited provisional licenses pending successful examination results
  • Supervision and practice agreements
  • Direct client-contact hours under the Mental Health Practice Act

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-04 - Criminal Background Checks​

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently signed Executive Order No. 22-04 to avoid a healthcare workforce shortage emergency. This Executive Order 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, 1st Floor

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