Nebraska Revised Statute 38-196

Chapter 38


Credential; disciplinary action; sanctions authorized.

Upon the completion of any hearing held regarding discipline of a credential, the director may dismiss the action or impose any of the following sanctions:

(1) Censure;

(2) Probation;

(3) Limitation;

(4) Civil penalty;

(5) Suspension; or

(6) Revocation.


  • While a $10,000 fine imposed under this section may well serve a punitive purpose in certain cases, it will not be assumed in a vacuum that a potential fine not actually imposed could serve only primarily punitive purposes. State v. Wolf, 250 Neb. 352, 549 N.W.2d 183 (1996).

  • The power of courts to review the action of a professional board of examiners in its refusal to recommend reinstatement of a revoked license is not decided, but if such power exists, it is limited to a determination based on whether or not the board's action was arbitrary or capricious. Coil v. Department of Health, 189 Neb. 606, 204 N.W.2d 167 (1973).

  • Summary equity proceeding for revocation of physician's license was sustained. State ex rel. Sorensen v. Lake, 121 Neb. 331, 236 N.W. 762 (1931).

  • Under former law, proceedings before the state board were summary in nature and technical rules for trial were disregarded. Munk v. Frink, 81 Neb. 631, 116 N.W. 525 (1908), 17 L.R.A.N.S. 439 (1908).