State Board of Health Seeks Members for Professional Board Spots

Lincoln – The State Board of Health is seeking members to serve on several health care boards.

Professional boards are responsi­ble for granting license privileges to health care providers. Full terms are five years long and most run through Nov. 30, 2024, but there are also va­cant partial terms available.

Applications are sought for:

• Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses – Nurse Practitioner

• Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling – Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Public

• Board of Athletic Training – Athletic Trainer

• Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology – Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist; Public

• Board of Chiropractic – Chiropractor; Public

• Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art – Tanning Salon Owner; Nail Technician; Nail Technology or Esthetics Instructor

• Board of Dentistry – Dental Hygienist; Dentist; Public

• Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming – Funeral Director and Embalmer

• Board of Hearing Instruments Specialists – Hearing Instrument Specialist

• Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy – Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist

• Board of Medical Radiography – Medical Radiologist

• Board of Medicine and Surgery – Physician; Public

• Board of Mental Health Practice – Certified Marriage and Family Therapist; Public

• Board of Nursing – Licensed Practical Nurse Educator; Staff Nurse; Associate Degree or Diploma Nurse Educator

• Board of Nursing Home Administration – Proprietary, College Faculty; and Nonprofit Home

• Board of Optometry – Optometrist; Public

• Board of Pharmacy – Pharmacist

• Board of Physical Therapy – Physical Therapist; Public

• Physician Assistant Committee – Supervising Physician; Physical Therapist; Public

• Board of Podiatry – Podiatrist; Public

• Board of Psychology – Psychologist; Public

• Board of Registered Envi-ronmental Health Specialists – Environmental Health Specialist; Public

• Board of Respiratory Care – Physician

• Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery – Veterinarian; Public

People interested in serving on a board can get an applica­tion by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit/RPQI, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026. 

Applications are also available by contacting 402-471-6515 or monica.gissler@nebraska.gov or online at tinyurl.com/yx8q9frk.

Public member applicants must be 19 years old, be a resident of Nebraska for at least one year, must not hold an active credential in a profession subject to the Uniform Credentialing Act, must not be or have been employed by a facility subject to the Health Care Facility Act and must not be the parent, child, spouse or household member of a person currently regulated by the board to which the appointment is being made.

Interviews will be conducted Sept. 15 in Columbus. Applications must be received by Aug. 1.

– Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

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