Occupational Board Reform Act

Agriculture

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler
  • Occupational Board:
    No Board - it is FSCP at NDA
  • Contact:
    Teresa Curry, Dan Kahler, and Randy Chloupek
  • Purpose:
    To regulate the collection (hauling and sampling) of bulk raw milk for processing in the state of Nebraska.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    103
  • Year Created:
    §81-263.115, Laws 1969, chapter 5, §29, p. 86
  • Year Active:
    1970
  • Sunset Date:
    none

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    currently, Neb. Rev. Stat. §2-3971
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    13081
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    11176
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    10403
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    10712
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    10506
  • Other Funding Sources:
    0
  • Spending Authority:
    NDA, Program 57, $13,000

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    118
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    *Number represent NEWLY issued licenses, not renewed licenses FY 19/20 - 19 FY 18/19 - 25 FY 17/18 - 37 FY 16/17 - 14 FY 15/16 - 23
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    See attached PDF.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Milk Cooperative Field Representative
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Teresa Curry, Dan Kahler, and Randy Chloupek
  • Purpose:
    Field representative means an individual qualified and trained in the sanitary methods of production and handling of milk as set forth in the Nebraska Milk Act and who is generally employed by a processing or manufacturing milk plant or cooperative for the purpose of quality control work.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    2
  • Year Created:
    §81-263.115, Laws 1969, chapter 5, §29, p. 86
  • Year Active:
    1970
  • Sunset Date:
    none

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Currently, Neb. Rev. Stat. §2-3971
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    0
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    0
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    NDA, Program 57

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    1
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    This number represents the number of NEW licenses issued during the five year period. One new license was issued in FY 2016/17.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    The field representative is responsible for quality control and procurement of raw milk for processing as well as performing sampling duties when authorized by NDA. The public health and product safety is dependent upon a quality milk supply.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Livestock Dealer
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    N/A
  • Purpose:
    Livestock disease prevention and control. The process of tracing back suspected, infected or exposed livestock is of major importance in the Department’s licensing of livestock dealers.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    The following is the number of licensed livestock dealers over the past five years: 2014/2015 – 169
  • Year Created:
    Statute was enacted on August 28, 1969. No occupational board was created.
  • Year Active:
    This program does not operate under an occupational board.
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§54-1701 to 54-1711.
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    N/A
  • Who Appoints:
    N/A
  • Legislative Approval:
    N/A
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
    No
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    One
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    156
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    174
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    171
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    168
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    169
  • Other Funding Sources:
    0
  • Spending Authority:
    N/A

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    0
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Agriculture
  • Occupation Regulated:
    First Purchase Grain Dealers
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Mike Hybl
  • Purpose:
    The protection of Nebraska producers of grain who sell grain other than to a licensed grain warehouse.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    123
  • Year Created:
    Unknown
  • Year Active:
    Unknown
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    75 Article 9
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Public Service Commission

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    No Board
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    3
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    34149
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    35939
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    36706
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    37302
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    33988
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    34821

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    660
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    2019-126, 2018-130, 2017-127, 2016-133, 2015-144
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    None
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    1
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    1 Unlicensed and failed to meet requirements.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    1
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    $10,000 fine for operating without a license.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If no longer regulated would allow out of state entities to buy grain with the potential to not pay for the grain, leaving limited recourse to Nebraska producers. Over a third of licensed dealers are from out of state. In state buyers would also have no
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Banking, Commerce and Insurance

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA Accounting Firms
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Contact:
    Dan Sweetwood
  • Purpose:
    • 1-105.01. Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy; purpose. It is the purpose of the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy to protect the welfare of the citizens of the state by assuring the competency of persons regulated under the Public Accountancy Act through (1) administration of certified public accountant examinations, (2) issuance of certificates and permits to qualified persons and firms, (3) monitoring the requirements for continued issuance of certificates and permits...
  • Regulated Professionals:
    Active CPAs 2,764; InActive Registrants 1,218; Certificates 1,273; CPA Firms 570
  • Year Created:
    1957
  • Year Active:
    1957
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-105 to 1-171
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Eight
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    As outlined within Neb. Stat. 1-107: “..The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor. Six members of the board shall be holders of permits issued under subdivision (1)(a) of section 1-136, and two members of the board shall be laypersons. All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Nebraska. Two of the members of the board, who are holders of permits, shall reside in each congressional district. Two members shall be appointed to the board each year for terms of four years. Vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Upon the expiration of his or her term of office a member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. The Governor shall remove from the board any member whose permit has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may, after hearing, remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause. No person who has served two complete terms of four years shall be eligible for reappointment. Appointment to fill an unexpired term shall not be considered a complete term”
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Four years/ eligible for two terms only
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    1
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    3
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    1
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    6
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    6
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    6
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Three
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    430690
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    423948
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    420830
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    438830
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    431852
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-110 and 1-111

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    5817
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Certificate Holder: The Board issues a Certificate to those that have successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination. A Certificate Holder cannot hold out as a CPA. They must register their certificate with the Board annually. Active Permit Holders (CPAs): The Board issues biennial Active Permits to Practice Public Accountancy to those applicants who have successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination; an ethics examination; and required experience provisions as outlined within the Public Accountancy Act. Active Permit Holders must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every two years to renew their Active Permit to Practice. An Active Permit Holder can hold out to the public as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). InActive Registrants: The Board issues biennial InActive Registrations to those Active Permit Holders who choose to not hold out as an Active Permit Holder (CPA) and practice public accountancy. They also do not have to complete and submit CPE to the Board. They can reinstate to an Active Permit Practice after completing 120 hours of CPE within the preceding three years. CPA Firm Permit: The Board issues annual Permits to Practice to CPA firms who meet requirements within the Nebraska Public Accountancy Act. This includes proper forms of practice and ownership requirements.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    20
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Over the course of the survey the Board has revoked three permits/certificates involving felony convictions while the vast majority of others (up to 10-15 annually) are considered administrative revocations for those who do not comply with renewal provisions and fail to stay in contact with the Board.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    5
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The vast majority of candidates who apply to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are highly motivated and prepared to meet the technical education requirements as outlined within Neb. Rev. Rules under Title 288/Chapter 9 to sit for the examination. Around 5 candidates a year require initial screening and advise upon submitting their application and are initially denied; however, having completed follow-up requirements eventually sit for the examination. A candidate may also have a criminal record and come under current regulations under Neb. Rev. Rules Title 288/Chapter 6 requiring the Board to review the matter.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    9
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. When necessary the Board disciplines CPAs and CPA firms for a wide range of failures to adhere to the various accounting professional standards referenced within the Public Accountancy Act and the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct. These include sanctions issued by other regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office and others. Other discipline is issued after inquiries based on complaints from the public. CPA firms must also successfully complete the requirements under the national AICPA’s Peer Review Program
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    See above
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA Accounting Firms
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Contact:
    Dan Sweetwood
  • Purpose:
    • 1-105.01. Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy; purpose. It is the purpose of the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy to protect the welfare of the citizens of the state by assuring the competency of persons regulated under the Public Accountancy Act through (1) administration of certified public accountant examinations, (2) issuance of certificates and permits to qualified persons and firms, (3) monitoring the requirements for continued issuance of certificates and permits...
  • Regulated Professionals:
    Active CPAs 2,764; InActive Registrants 1,218; Certificates 1,273; CPA Firms 570
  • Year Created:
    1957
  • Year Active:
    1957
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-105 to 1-171
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Eight
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    As outlined within Neb. Stat. 1-107: “..The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor. Six members of the board shall be holders of permits issued under subdivision (1)(a) of section 1-136, and two members of the board shall be laypersons. All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Nebraska. Two of the members of the board, who are holders of permits, shall reside in each congressional district. Two members shall be appointed to the board each year for terms of four years. Vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Upon the expiration of his or her term of office a member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. The Governor shall remove from the board any member whose permit has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may, after hearing, remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause. No person who has served two complete terms of four years shall be eligible for reappointment. Appointment to fill an unexpired term shall not be considered a complete term”
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Four years/ eligible for two terms only
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    1
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    3
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    1
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    6
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    6
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    6
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Three
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    430690
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    423948
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    420830
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    438830
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    431852
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. 1-110 and 1-111

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    5817
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Certificate Holder: The Board issues a Certificate to those that have successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination. A Certificate Holder cannot hold out as a CPA. They must register their certificate with the Board annually. Active Permit Holders (CPAs): The Board issues biennial Active Permits to Practice Public Accountancy to those applicants who have successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination; an ethics examination; and required experience provisions as outlined within the Public Accountancy Act. Active Permit Holders must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every two years to renew their Active Permit to Practice. An Active Permit Holder can hold out to the public as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). InActive Registrants: The Board issues biennial InActive Registrations to those Active Permit Holders who choose to not hold out as an Active Permit Holder (CPA) and practice public accountancy. They also do not have to complete and submit CPE to the Board. They can reinstate to an Active Permit Practice after completing 120 hours of CPE within the preceding three years. CPA Firm Permit: The Board issues annual Permits to Practice to CPA firms who meet requirements within the Nebraska Public Accountancy Act. This includes proper forms of practice and ownership requirements.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    20
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Over the course of the survey the Board has revoked three permits/certificates involving felony convictions while the vast majority of others (up to 10-15 annually) are considered administrative revocations for those who do not comply with renewal provisions and fail to stay in contact with the Board.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    5
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The vast majority of candidates who apply to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are highly motivated and prepared to meet the technical education requirements as outlined within Neb. Rev. Rules under Title 288/Chapter 9 to sit for the examination. Around 5 candidates a year require initial screening and advise upon submitting their application and are initially denied; however, having completed follow-up requirements eventually sit for the examination. A candidate may also have a criminal record and come under current regulations under Neb. Rev. Rules Title 288/Chapter 6 requiring the Board to review the matter.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    9
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. When necessary the Board disciplines CPAs and CPA firms for a wide range of failures to adhere to the various accounting professional standards referenced within the Public Accountancy Act and the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct. These include sanctions issued by other regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office and others. Other discipline is issued after inquiries based on complaints from the public. CPA firms must also successfully complete the requirements under the national AICPA’s Peer Review Program
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    See above
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Real Property Appraisers and Appraisal Management Companies
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board
  • Contact:
    Tyler Kohtz
  • Purpose:
    The Real Property Appraiser Board was established to carry out Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 ("FIRREA") [Exhibit #1]. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Regulated Professionals:
    822 Real Property Appraisers and 90 Appraisal Management Companies.
  • Year Created:
    1991
  • Year Active:
    19
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-2201 to 76-2250, and Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-3201 to 76-3222
  • Parent Agency:
    None

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    Five
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    The NRPAB consists of five members; three members are certified real property appraisers representing each of the three congressional districts; two members are at-large: one representative of financial institutions, one licensed real estate broker.
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    Five years.
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    10
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    13
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    13
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    13
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    12

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    Two staff members provide administrative support to an agency director.
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    447401
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    383056
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    454462
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    388173
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    462584
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None.
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-2241 and Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-3219.

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    1310
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Board issues real property appraiser credentials in four classifications, temporary real property appraiser credentials, and registers AMCs. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    1
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    25
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    The majority of the real property appraiser applicant denials are due to not meeting the minimum standards in the Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    4
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The intent of the Board’s regulatory program is to be educational in practice when possible. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded Explanations for Questions on OBRA Survey."
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Ceasing to credential real property appraisers and registering appraisal management companies would cause significant harm to public trust, and put the State of Nebraska out of compliance with Title XI. See attachment titled, "NRPAB Expanded......"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Insurance agents & insurance related individual licenses
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    Tom Green
  • Purpose:
    Department of Insurance shall have general supervision, control, and regulation of insurance companies, associations, and societies and the business of insurance in Nebraska, including companies in process of organization. The director shall have the powe
  • Regulated Professionals:
    109371
  • Year Created:
    1913 (licensing may have actually started even earlier)
  • Year Active:
    1913
  • Sunset Date:
    n/a

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    44-101,1101-1107, 2606-2635, 3701-3721, 4047-4067, 4901-4910, 5501-5515, 5601-5613, 8801-8808, 9201
  • Parent Agency:
    Department of Insurance

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    n/a - State Agency
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    4
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    458035
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    389806
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    584479
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    434307
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    556115
  • Other Funding Sources:
    n/a
  • Spending Authority:
    See budget appropriations

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    101567
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    "Issued" in this context means that a license was given by the Department
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    93
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    "Revoked" refers to situations where the Department has taken away a previously issued license
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    51
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    "Denied" refers to both initial license applications that were rejected, along with
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    60
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    "Penalties Against" refers to situations when an existing license holder had a license suspended and/or a fine levied against them
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Primarily, Nebraska would lose its authority to monitor the Nebraska insurance industry and remove bad actors. As noted above, insurance producers have access to sensitive personal health and financial information of Nebraska consumers and, as such, must
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Business and Labor

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Business and Labor
  • Occupation Regulated:
    N/A No licensing authority
  • Occupational Board:
    Boiler Safety Code Advisory Board
  • Contact:
    Chris Cantrell
  • Purpose:
    The board shall hold hearings and advise the State Fire Marshal on rules and regulations for methods of testing equipment and construction and installation of new boilers required to be inspected by the Boiler Inspection Act and for inspection and certifi
  • Regulated Professionals:
    0
  • Year Created:
    1988
  • Year Active:
    31
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    81-5,184-81-5,188
  • Parent Agency:
    State Fire Marshal

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    7
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    Yes
  • Qualifications of Members:
    The membership of the board shall consist of one member who represents owners and users of boilers and has experience with boilers, one member who represents sellers of boilers, one member who represents the crafts involved in the construction, repair, or
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    4
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    1
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    1
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    1
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    1
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    1
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    1
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    1

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    1
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    521
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    398
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    417
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    446
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    390
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    §81-505.01

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    0
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Boiler installation and inspection is a very technical field and requires highly trained professionals to ensure that all code requirements are met, so as to ensure the health and safety of the public. The Boiler Safety Code Advisory Board provides input
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Education

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The standard teaching certificate expires August 31 in the tenth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    10377
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    635902
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619938
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    5510
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The professional teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. An individual possessing this certificate type must be eligible to hold or have held an standard teaching certificate, taught half-time or more for a minimum of two consecutive school years and have earned a Master's degree within the past ten years.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    6
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    1
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    An application can be denied if someone does not disclosed required information such as a prior conviction or loss of license in another state or agency.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    10
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If the professional teaching certificate was not available, there would not be a way to determine when someone with a teaching certificate has teaching experience and a qualifying advanced degree.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Standard Teaching Certificates
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The standard teaching certificate expires August 31 in the fifth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    22476
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    635902
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619938
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    22476
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The standard teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. An individual possessing this certificate type must be eligible to hold or have held an initial teaching certificate and taught half-time or more for a minimum of two consecutive school years while holding a regular certificate.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    29
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    No one who held a standard teaching certificate had an application that was denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    10
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If the standard teaching certificate was not available, there would not be a way to determine when someone with a teaching certificate has teaching experience.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Initial Teaching Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The Initial teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems. The initial teaching certificate expires August 31 in the fifth year following the year of issuance or renewal.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    9257
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    635902
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619938
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    9257
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Initial teaching certificate is valid for teaching in all Nebraska school systems, except if requested by the applicant at the time of application, such certificate is valid only in Nebraska nonpublic school systems.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    25
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    The revocations range from a two year revocation to permanent revocation for a wide ranging level of activity. The activities that led to revocation include but are not limited to a violation of school district policy to criminal activity.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    1
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    An application can be denied if someone does not disclosed required information such as a prior conviction or loss of license in another state or agency.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    6
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The penalties range from a public reprimand at the minimum to a one-year suspension.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If the initial teaching certificate was not available, those who have recently completed a teacher preparation program would not be able to become certified as a teacher in Nebraska.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Temporary Teaching Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The temporary certificate may be issued to allow the applicant time to complete the Human Relations requirement. the certificate is valid in all Nebraska school systems and expires 180 days after the date of issuance.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    61
  • Year Created:
    1989
  • Year Active:
    1989
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 006
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    635902
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619938
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    210
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The temporary certificate may be issued to allow the applicant time to complete the Human Relations requirement.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary teaching certificates that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary teaching certificates that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary teaching certificates that had penalties against assessed.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If a temporary certificate is no longer available, those who have not completed the human relations requirement would need to complete the training first before being allowed to teach or substitute teach.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Postsecondary Teaching Permits
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The Postsecondary teaching permit is valid only for teaching courses for college credit offered by a Nebraska postsecondary educational entity that have also been approved for high school credit in Nebraska school systems requesting the delivery of such courses and only in the applicant’s postsecondary subject area.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    440
  • Year Created:
    2010
  • Year Active:
    2010
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619038
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    440
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Postsecondary teaching permit is valid only for teaching courses for college credit offered by a Nebraska postsecondary educational that have also been approved to provide high school credit.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no postsecondary permits that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no postsecondary permits that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no postecondary permits that had penalties against assessed.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Career Education Teaching Permits
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    The Career Education teaching permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet the Nebraska requirements for a regular certificate and shall be valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance of such permit and only in the career education endorsement areas described in 92 NAC 24.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    106
  • Year Created:
    1977
  • Year Active:
    1977
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619038
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    106
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Career Education teaching permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet the Nebraska requirements for a regular certificate and shall be valid in the Nebraska school system requesting the permit and only in the career education endorsement areas.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no career education permits that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no career education permits that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no career education permits that had penalties against assessed.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Local Substitute Permit
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Rules 21-24 and partners closely with school districts, colleges, and individuals throughout the certification process to provide quality learning experiences for students throughout their elementary and secondary education.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    3466
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619038
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    3466
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The Local Substitute teaching permit is valid for teaching ninety (90) full-time days per school year only in the Nebraska school system or Local Substitute Teacher Consortium requesting the issuance of such permit.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    2
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    One was a two-year revocation and the second was a permanent revocation.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no local substitute permits that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no local substitute permits that had penalties against assessed.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    State Substitute Teaching Permit
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Rules 21-24 and partners closely with school districts, colleges, and individuals throughout the certification process to provide quality learning experiences for students throughout their elementary and secondary education.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    2574
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    589635
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619038
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    2574
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The State Substitute teaching permit is valid for teaching in all teaching endorsement areas in all Nebraska school systems. The State Substitute permit holder may be employed to teach by a school system only on a non-contractual basis.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no state substitute permits that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no state substitute permits that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no state substitute permits that had penalties against assessed.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Professional Administrative Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
  • Regulated Professionals:
    5230
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619035
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    582081
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    439
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    The professional administrative certificate is primary used for those who wish to be endorsed as a superintendent.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no professional administrative certificates that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no professional administrative certificates that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no professional administrative certificates that have penalties against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If this certificate is no longer available, educators would not be able to become certified as a superintendent.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Standard Administrative Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
  • Regulated Professionals:
    5230
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619038
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    582081
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    3782
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Standard administrative certificates are issued to those who have completed a program of study and wish to be endorsed in the area of principal, special educator supervisor, or curriculum director.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    5
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    The revoked certificates included a ten year revocation, four year revocation, a permanent revocation, and two different three year revocation.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no standard administrative certificates that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    1
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    The certificate was suspended for one year.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If this certificate is no longer available, educators would not be able to become certified as a principal, curriculum director, or special education supervisor.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Provisional Administrative Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
  • Regulated Professionals:
    5230
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619035
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    582081
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    78
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Provisional permits are issued when someone is 50% completed with a program of study to become a principal, curriculum supervisor, or special education director or 75% completed with a course of study to become a superintendent.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no provisional administrative permits revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no provisional administrative permits denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no provisional administrative permits that had penalties against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If this permit is no longer available, someone who is working towards an administrative certificate, but not finished, would not be able to apply until 100% completed with their program of study.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Education
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Temporary Administrative Certificate
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Department of Education
  • Contact:
    Clayton Waddle
  • Purpose:
    Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
  • Regulated Professionals:
    5230
  • Year Created:
    1937
  • Year Active:
    1937
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 004
  • Parent Agency:

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    5
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    603883
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    619035
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    591651
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    561263
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    582081
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
  • Spending Authority:
    877995

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    2
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Temporary administrative certificates are commonly issued for those who have not taken the human relations course and hold certification from a different state.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary administrative certificates that were revoked.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary administrative certificates that were denied.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    There were no temporary administrative certificates that have penalties against them.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If the temporary administrative certificate was no longer available, someone who is lacking the human relations course would not be able to become certified in Nebraska.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

General Affairs

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    General Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Horseracing- Trainer
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Racing Commission
  • Contact:
    Tom Sage
  • Purpose:
    The purpose of the State Racing Commission is to provide statewide regulation of horseracing in order to prevent and eliminate corrupt practices and fraudulent behavior, and thereby maintain a high level of integrity and honesty in the horseracing industry of Nebraska and to insure that all funds received by the commission are properly distributed.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    One profession, A number of license categories
  • Year Created:
    1935
  • Year Active:
    1935
  • Sunset Date:
    Unknown

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    2-1207 2-1247
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    6 during live racing- 2 non live racing
  • Shared or Separate:
    shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    720602
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    1329063
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    1009387
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    1385771
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    975783
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    2-1209

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    7652
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    License categories listed in NSRC rule 14.007.01
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    37
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    License application falsification. Poistive human drug test. Positive equine drug test
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    41
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    Not eligible for licensing, suspended in other states, license application falsification, not eligible to work in the United States
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    88
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    Violating racing rules
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If occupational license were no longer issued it would be imposable to keep the integrity of horseracing. License are issued to workers on the racetrack to allow them to work in specific areas of the racetrack. All licenses are fingerprinted and a backg
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    General Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Horseracing- Jockey
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska State Racing Commission
  • Contact:
    Tom Sage
  • Purpose:
    The purpose of the State Racing Commission is to provide statewide regulation of horseracing in order to prevent and eliminate corrupt practices and fraudulent behavior, and thereby maintain a high level of integrity and honesty in the horseracing industry of Nebraska and to insure that all funds received by the commission are properly distributed.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    One profession, A number of license categories
  • Year Created:
    1935
  • Year Active:
    1935
  • Sunset Date:
    Unknown

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    2-1207 2-1247
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    6 during live racing- 2 non live racing
  • Shared or Separate:
    shared
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    720603
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    1329063
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    1009387
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    1385771
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    975783
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    2-1209

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    7271
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    All license categories listed in NSRC Rule 10.007.01
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    27
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Positive equine drug test, Human positive drug test, financial issues, falsifying application
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    41
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    Not eligible for licensing, suspended in another state, not authorized to work in the United States
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    88
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    Fines for rule violation
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    If occupational license were no longer issued it would be imposable to keep the integrity of horseracing. License are issued to workers on the racetrack to allow them to work in specific areas of the racetrack. All licenses are fingerprinted and a backg
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    General Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Electrical
  • Occupational Board:
    Electrical Board
  • Contact:
    Kevin Booker
  • Purpose:
    The mission of the Nebraska State Electrical Division is to protect the public from hazardous electrical installations by enforcing the electrical licensing and inspection laws created by the Nebraska Legislature. The Agency operates with principles th
  • Regulated Professionals:
    1
  • Year Created:
    1969
  • Year Active:
    1969
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    LB765
  • Parent Agency:
    N/A

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    7
  • Who Appoints:
    Governor
  • Legislative Approval:
    Yes
  • Qualifications of Members:
    One of such members shall be a journeyman electrician, one shall be an electrical contractor or master electrician, one shall be a certified electrical inspector, one shall be a licensed professional electrical engineer, one shall be a representative of a
  • Per Diem:
    Yes
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    5 Years
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    7
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    7
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    5
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    8

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    19
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    1777585
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    1757889
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    1736213
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    1749168
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    1633246
  • Other Funding Sources:
    N/A
  • Spending Authority:
    81-2105

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    13157
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    Apprentice, Journeyman Electrician Class B Journeyman Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Class B Electrical Contractor Fire Alarm Installer, Installer, Class A Master Class B Master, Residential Wireman Heating & Air Conditioning, Irrigation & Sign
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    1
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    Numberous code violation, leave electrical in unsafe manner, failing to make required correction in a timely manner.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    25
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    Short required experience.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    831
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    Failing to pull permits, failing to make corrections, failing to renew license by expiration date.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Unsafe installations, not wiring to code, injury or death, higher insurance rates.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    General Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contestants
  • Occupational Board:
    Nebraska Athletic Commission
  • Contact:
    Aaron Hendry, State Athletic Commissioner
  • Purpose:
    To ensure competitive and fair MMA bouts. To permit the Athletic Commission to suspend contestants who have suffered injuries from competing until an appropriate time period has elapsed or until given medical clearance. Additionally, to permit the Commiss
  • Regulated Professionals:
    MMA licenses are good for one year. For calendar year 2019 to date, 170 persons are licensed as MMA
  • Year Created:
    MMA became a regulated sport in 2007.
  • Year Active:
    2007 to present
  • Sunset Date:
    N/A

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb.Rev.Stat. § 81-8,133.01
  • Parent Agency:
    Nebraska Athletic Commission

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    In addition to the State Athletic Commissioner, the Athletic Commission has one full time employee
  • Shared or Separate:
    For accounting purposes, the Athletic Commission utilizes the finance and accounting staff of the D
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    96464
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    98876
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    94412
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    89665
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    82641
  • Other Funding Sources:
    A tax of five percent of the gross receipts of any MMA or professional boxing event and a five perc
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb.Rev.Stat. § 81-8,128

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    2676
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    MMA Contestant Licenses
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    The Athletic Commission has limited statutory authority to permanently revoke a license. However, the Commission can issue indefinite medical suspensions barring contestants from further competition until cleared by a doctor. The Commission also requires
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    If the requisite medical documentation is not provided by the applicant, the applicant is advised to obtain such documentation before the license application can be considered. If, in conjunction with the license application, the applicant submits the res
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    The Nebraska Athletic Commission would no longer be able to implement the various safeguards as described previously in this survey.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Government, Military and Veterans Affairs

General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Truth & Deception Examiners
  • Occupational Board:
    Truth & Deception Advisory Board
  • Contact:
    David Wilson, Director
  • Purpose:
    To regulate all persons who purport to be able to detect deception or to verify truth of statements through the use of instrumentation, such as lie detectors, polygraphs, deceptographs, psychological stress evaluators, or voice analyzers.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    54
  • Year Created:
    1980
  • Year Active:
    1980
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 1901 to 1936
  • Parent Agency:
    Secretary of State

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    9
  • Who Appoints:
    Secretary of State
  • Legislative Approval:
    No
  • Qualifications of Members:
    Secretary is the Chair. 4 members are licensed polygraph examiners. 4 members are licensed voice stress examiners.
  • Per Diem:
    No
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    No
  • Term Length:
    2 years
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Held FY 2021-2020:
    0
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    2
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared with Secretary of State's Licensing Division
  • FY 2021-2020 Budget:
    351278
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    311512
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    307841
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    294656
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    267197
  • Other Funding Sources:
    None
  • Spending Authority:
    Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 81-1921, 81-1922, and 84-512

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    8
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    7 polygraph examiners 1 voice stress examiner
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    The Board ensures that only those with the skill and training are able to perform these tests. Otherwise, anyone who can afford the equipment could perform the tests, resulting in inaccurate or unreliable tests that could bring harm to the parties.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Lobbying
  • Occupational Board:
    Accountability and Disclosure Commission
  • Contact:
    Frank Daley
  • Purpose:
    This is not a licensing process, but a registration process. The rationale is that members of the Legislature and members of the public should know the identity of those attempting to affect the Legislature, who they are representing and how much money is being spent in the process.
  • Regulated Professionals:
    387
  • Year Created:
    1976
  • Year Active:
    1977
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    Section 49-14,105
  • Parent Agency:
    None

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
    There are 9 commission members of the NADC including the Secretary of State.
  • Who Appoints:
    4 appointed by the Governor and 4 by the Secretary of State
  • Legislative Approval:
    Yes
  • Qualifications of Members:
    Of the appointed members, no more than 4 from any one political party and no more than 3 from any one Congressional District.
  • Per Diem:
    No
  • Expense Reimbursement:
    Yes
  • Term Length:
    6 years
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
    Terms Rotate

Meetings
  • Required FY 2020-2019:
    0
  • Held FY 2020-2019:
    6
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    6
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    5
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    5
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    6

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    8
  • Shared or Separate:
    Separate
  • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
    780661
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    1055166
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    1024427
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    1255823
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    1476829
  • Other Funding Sources:
    General Fund and NADC Cash Fund
  • Spending Authority:
    Legislative appropriation

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    1900
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    In the last 5 years there have been approximately 1,900 lobbyist registrations. All registrations expire on December 31 of each year.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    None were revoked. This is a registration process.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    None were denied. This is a registration process.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    70
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    $9,400 in late fees have been assessed against lobbyists. By operation of law, lobbyists who fail to timely file quarterly reports or statements of activity are assessed a late fee of $25 per day not to exceed $750 per filing.
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Members of the Legislature and public would have difficulty identifying those attempting to affect the Legislature, those they represent and how much money is being spent in the process.
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Water-Base Fire Protection System Contractor
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    John Dodds
  • Purpose:
    Fire Sprinkler systems are an integral part of ensuring public safety—simply put they save lives. The licensing requirement was put in place to ensure that the installation companies have a person on staff that had the required knowledge, training and ex
  • Regulated Professionals:
    55
  • Year Created:
    1997
  • Year Active:
    22
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    §81-5,158-§81-5,164
  • Parent Agency:
    State Fire Marshal

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    1
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    409
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    367
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    342
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    345
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    337
  • Other Funding Sources:
    §81-5,159 allows for up to a $100.00 fee to the State Fire Marshal Cash Fund
  • Spending Authority:
    §81-505.01

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    262
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    A letter acknowledging the certification of a specific individual for a specific company for a set time period accompanies a numbered certificated issued to the individual who was submitted as the Responsible Managing Employee.
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    0
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    0
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    The potential for harm would greatly increase if an acknowledgment and registration was not maintained to ensure that companies which are installing and maintaining sprinkler systems have a fully trained and tested water based contractor and that they are
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No
General Information
  • Committee of Jurisdiction:
    Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Occupation Regulated:
    Private Detectives, Private Detective Agencies, and Plain Clothes Investigators
  • Occupational Board:
    N/A
  • Contact:
    David Wilson
  • Purpose:
    Ensure that persons doing private police work and un-uniformed security are properly regulated so as to protect the public from potential harm. Private Detectives have access to sensitive information, will conduct investigations that involve inquiring abo
  • Regulated Professionals:
    357
  • Year Created:
    1959
  • Year Active:
    1959
  • Sunset Date:
    None

Authorization
  • Statutory Authorization:
    71-3201 to 71-3213
  • Parent Agency:
    Secretary of State

Memberships
  • Number of Members:
  • Who Appoints:
  • Legislative Approval:
  • Qualifications of Members:
  • Per Diem:
  • Expense Reimbursement:
  • Term Length:
  • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:

Meetings
  • Required FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Held FY 2019-2018:
    0
  • Required FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Held FY 2018-2017:
    0
  • Required FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Held FY 2017-2016:
    0
  • Required FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Held FY 2016-2015:
    0
  • Required FY 2015-2014:
    0
  • Held FY 2015-2014:
    0

Operations
  • Support Staff:
    3
  • Shared or Separate:
    Shared
  • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
    311512
  • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
    307841
  • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
    294656
  • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
    267197
  • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
    338134
  • Other Funding Sources:
    Fees from applicants/licenses; 71-3204
  • Spending Authority:
    71-3204; 71-3201 to 3213

Other
  • Government Certificates Issued:
    296
  • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
    296 represents all licenses newly issued since 1/1/2014 for all three categories. Broken down by category: Plain Clothes Investigator -- 187 Private Detective Agency -- 71 Private Detective -- 38 Every licensee must renew every two years by June 3
  • Government Certificates Revoked:
    1
  • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
    In 2016, we sought the revocation of a licensee who was convicted of Wire Fraud in federal court. In lieu of a hearing, the license agreed to surrender their license via a Stipulation and Consent Order.
  • Government Certificates Denied:
    4
  • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
    2 -- Failing the exam three times 1 -- Misdemeanor conviction of moral turpitude 1 -- Felony conviction not disclosed on application.
  • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
    0
  • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
    N/A
  • Explanation of Effectiveness:
  • Potential Harm"
    Inexperienced or incompetent private detectives will be given access to private, sensitive information—either their clients’ or through secure databases they are granted access to—which could cause harm if improperly disclosed. Persons with a history
  • Regulation Comparison:
  • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
    No

Health and Human Services

  • Report: Acupuncturist
  • Report: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Report: Asbestos Occupation Workers
  • Report: Assisted-Living Facility Administrator
  • Report: Athletic Trainer
  • Report: Audiologists, SpeechLanguage Pathologists, and Assistants
  • Report: Barbers and Barber Instructors
  • Report: Body Brander, Body Piercer, Permanent Color Technician, Tattoo Artist, Cosmetologist, Cosmetology Instructor, Electrologist, Electrology Instructor, Esthetician, Esthetics Instructor, Nail Technician, and Nail Technology Instructor
  • Report: Chiropractor
  • Report: Dialysis Patient Care Technician
  • Report: Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, and Dental Faculty
  • Report: Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Responder, and Emergency Medical Services Instructor
  • Report: Engineers and Architects
  • Report: Funeral Directors and Embalmers
  • Report: Genetic Counselor
  • Report: Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Report: Lead-Based Paint Professions
  • Report: Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Marriage and Family Therapist, Master Social Worker, Social Worker, Professional Counselor, and Provisional Licenses or Certifications
  • Report: Massage Therapist
  • Report: Medical Nutrition Therapist
  • Report: Medical Radiographer and Limited Medical Radiographer
  • Report: Medication Aide
  • Report: Nurse Aide
  • Report: Nursing Home Administrator
  • Report: Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Report: Optometrist
  • Report: Paid Dining Assistant
  • Report: Perfusionist
  • Report: Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and Pharmacist Intern
  • Report: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Report: Physician and Osteopathic Physician
  • Report: Physician Assistants
  • Report: Podiatrist
  • Report: Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Report: Psychologists, Psychologist Assistants, and Psychologist Associates
  • Report: Registered Environmental Health Specialists
  • Report: Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Report: Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Report: Sign Language Interpreters and Video Remote Interpreters
  • Report: Surgical First Assistant
  • Report: Swimming Pool Operator
  • Report: Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, and Animal Therapist
  • General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      American Sign Language Interpreters/Video Remote Interpreters
    • Occupational Board:
      Interpreter Review Board/Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Full Board
    • Contact:
      Executive Director, John Wyvill john.wyvill@nebraska.gov 402-471-3593
    • Purpose:
      To protect and secure the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons who cannot readily understand or communicate in spoken language and who consequently cannot equally participate in or benefit from proceedings, programs unless licensed interpreters are available to assist them. A licensed interpreter means a person who demonstrates proficiencies in interpretation or transliteration as required by the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hea
    • Regulated Professionals:
      121 Interpreters; 12 VRI Businesses
    • Year Created:
      2007
    • Year Active:
      since 2007
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      71-4728. (2) License interpreters and video remote interpreting providers under sections 20-150 to
    • Parent Agency:
      NCDHH

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      9
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Senate Confirmation
    • Qualifications of Members:
      There is hereby created the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing which shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the Governor subject to approval by the Legislature. The commission members shall include three deaf persons, three hard of hear
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      three
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      3
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      4
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      4

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3/15 employees at NCDHH support activities related to this survey – Executive Director, Interpreter
    • Shared or Separate:
      3/15 employees at NCDHH support activities related to this survey – Executive Director, Interpreter
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      11067727
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      1116897
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      1076682
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1190358
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1340731
    • Other Funding Sources:
      special cash funds
    • Spending Authority:
      General revune or special cash funds

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      320
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      320 Licenses issued including renewals 225 QAST certifications issued including renewals Revoked (suspended) licenses in past 5 years: 1 Levied Penalties in past 5 years: 2
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      1
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked: 2019 - Licensee signed a Consent to Discipline document and voluntarily suspended (surrendered) their license from 1-24-19 to 6-6-19 with stipulation to complete 6 hours of Commission approved ethics training covering applicable Code of Professio
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      320 Licenses issued including renewals 225 QAST certifications issued including renewals Revoked (suspended) licenses in past 5 years: 1 Levied Penalties in past 5 years: 2
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      2
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Levied Penalties: 2016 - Limit interpreters license for 1 year to exclude ability to interpret in medical and mental health settings and take 1.0 CEUs in specific tenets and provide plan to NCDHH for approval prior to training. Levied Penalties: 2019 –
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Licensure makes it possible for states to establish minimum qualifications for interpreters to work in all kinds of settings that impact the daily lives of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people. Without licensure, interpreters could go into various
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Podiatrist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Podiatry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Prog Mgr Ofc of Med and Spec Health Licensure Unit 4024714915 POB 94986
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      101
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      na
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-166
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      3
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      2

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      7064
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      9141
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      5882
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1501
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1863
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Dept does have spending au

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      28
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      13
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      35 If oversight ceases there will be an increase in disparity between education, ability, and continuing competency. Resulting in the potential for increased harm to the public
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Animal Therapist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Prog Mgr Ofc of Med and Specialized Health Licensure Unit 4024714915 POB 94986
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      DVM 1314 VT 651 AT 17
    • Year Created:
      1967
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      na
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-3319
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-164
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      87645
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      91612
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78847
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      18836
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      11939
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Dept does have spending au

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      566
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      6
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      153
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      72
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Board of Veterinary Medicine – no response as of 7/6/2020
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Physician Assistants, Accupunturists, Genetic Counselors, Surgi
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman Program Manager, Office of Medical and Specialized Health DHHS - Licensure Unit PO
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. (2) The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency and competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance with section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to the issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislatio
    • Regulated Professionals:
      MD/DO 10,274; DO 1481; GC 216; PA 1467; SFA 38; Acup 38; TEP 690; Perf 55
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      na
    • Sunset Date:
      na

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      no
    • Qualifications of Members:
      38-164, 38-165, 38-2023
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      9
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      7

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      541556
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      511670
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      514740
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43069
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      54249
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory. The Depart does have spending a

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      6399
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      17
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      69
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      195
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Board of Medicine – no response as of 7/6/2020
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Occupational Board:
      None
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee - DHHS or Janell Miller - DEE
    • Purpose:
      To protect the public, the licensee and the environment.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1913
    • Year Created:
      1969
    • Year Active:
      1969
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-4305(4)
    • Parent Agency:
      DHHS/DEE

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      n/a
    • Who Appoints:
      n/a
    • Legislative Approval:
      n/a
    • Qualifications of Members:
      n/a
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      n/a
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      All Expire

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      8
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      71104
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      95965
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      91948
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      111991
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      101026
    • Other Funding Sources:
      n/a
    • Spending Authority:
      n/a

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      4344
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      361
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Swimming Pool Operator
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See previous response.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Medical Radiographers, Limited Radiographers
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medical Radiography
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Medical Radiographer - 2,378, Limited Medical Radiographer - 341
    • Year Created:
      2008
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-1914
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      2
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      3
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      2
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      24205
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      10286
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      19280
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      15211
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      17347
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2719
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 2,378 Limited Radiographer - 341"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      3
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 3 Limited Radiographer - 0"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      3
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 1 Limited Radiographer - 2"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      22
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Medical Radiographer - 13 Limited Radiographer - 9"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      "Ionizing radiation, which is the spectrum employed in medical imaging/healthcare, has the ability to impact the DNA structure of the patient and cause biological changes within the human body – including death. Radiation can be used in both a diagnostic
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Optometrists
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Optometry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      446
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      2
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      41828
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      43067
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      39769
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      8827
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      5875
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      77
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active Licenses
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      None revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      2
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Disciplined Optometrist
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      I will be finishing my 10th and final year serving on the Board of Optometry this year. During those years I feel the Board of Optometry has been highly successful in what I feel are our 2 major responsibilities. The first and foremost is the protectio
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant (Licensed and Unlicensed)
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Dentistry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Dentist - 1638, Dental Assist. - 106, Dental Hygiene - 1500, Dental Faculty - 11
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      10
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-1114
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      6
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      6

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional; 2 contracted inspectors
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      242968
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      253145
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      243817
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43398
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      46422
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      3255
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 1,638 Dental Assistants - 106 Dental Hygienist - 1,500 Dental Faculty - 11"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      9
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 9 Dental Assistants - 0 Dental Hygienist - 0 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      18
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 16 Dental Assistants -0 Dental Hygienist - 2 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      66
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Dentists - 42 Dental Assistants - 0 Dental Hygienist - 24 Dental Faculty - 0"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      If dentists, dental hygienists and additionally trained dental assistants were no longer licensed then there would be no ability to measure the minimal competency of these health providers. Licensure assures that these providers have met at least a mini
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Podiatrists
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Podiatry
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      101
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      3
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      2

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      7064
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      9141
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      5882
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      1501
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1863
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      28
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Podiatrist
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked Podiatrists
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial Application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      13
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Podiatrists disciplined
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Board Chair response - If oversight ceases there will be an increase in disparity between education, ability, and continuing competency. Resulting in the potential for increased harm to the public.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacist Interns
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Pharmacy
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      NRS 38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Pharmacists - 5162, Pharmacist Intern - 1035, Pharmacy Technician - 4461
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-2849
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      6
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      6
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      8

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 11; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      462099
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      422421
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      431474
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      26348
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      39559
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      7230
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 1790 Pharmacist Intern - 1236 Pharmacy Technicians - 4204"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      22
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 6 Pharmacist Intern - 0 Pharmacy Technicians - 16"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      86
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 26 Pharmacist Intern - 0 Pharmacy Technicians - 60"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      138
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Pharmacists - 101 Pharmacist Intern - 9 Pharmacy Technicians - 28"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Board Chair response - One word --- anarchy
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Animal Therapist
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, the Office of Medical and Specialized Health
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      Vets - 1314, Vet Tech - 651, Animal Therapist - 17
    • Year Created:
      1967
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-3319
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      4
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      4
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      87645
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      91612
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78847
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      18836
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      11939
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority, The Department does for administering the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      566
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 316 Aminal Therapist - 17 Veterinary Technicians - 233"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      6
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 2 Aminal Therapist - 0 Veterinary Technicians - 4"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      153
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 12 Aminal Therapist - 1 Veterinary Technicians - 140"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      72
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Veterinarians - 49 Aminal Therapist - 0 Veterinary Technicians - 23"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      No Response from the Board Chair at this time
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      MD, DO, PA, Acupunture, Genetic Counselor, Perfusionist, Surgical First Ast
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medicine and Surgery
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman
    • Purpose:
      38-161. (1) The purpose of each board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the Uniform Credentialing Act. . . .
    • Regulated Professionals:
      10274
    • Year Created:
      1927
    • Year Active:
      NA
    • Sunset Date:
      NA

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      NRS 38-158 State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      NRS: 38-164, 38-165, 38-2023
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five Years, up to two consecutive full five-year terms; 38-163
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      9
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      7

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6 additional
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      541556
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      511670
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      514740
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      43069
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      54249
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board doesn't have spending authority. The Department has authority to administer the Board.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      6399
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 32 Genetic Counselors - 203 Perfusionist - 32 Physician - 4488 Physician Assistant - 620 Surgical First Assistant - 39 Osteopathic Physician - 985"
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      17
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 13 Physician Assistant - 0 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 4"
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      69
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 54 Physician Assistant - 6 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 9"
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      195
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      "Acupuncturists - 0 Genetic Counselors - 0 Perfusionist - 0 Physician - 161 Physician Assistant - 31 Surgical First Assistant - 0 Osteopathic Physician - 3"
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      No response from the Board Chair
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      EMT, AEMT, EMT - I, Paramedic, EMR, EMS Services, EMS Training Agencies and EMS Instructors
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Emergency Medical Services
    • Contact:
      Tim Wilson, The Office of Emergency Health Systems
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      7,655
    • Year Created:
      1997
    • Year Active:
      1997
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1201 through 38-1237
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      17
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      Yes - members may serve immediately following appointment prior to approval by legislature
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1215
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      8
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      1
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      5
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      6
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      6
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      5
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      5

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      34717
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      32195
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      78685
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      70064
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      65106
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None
    • Spending Authority:
      None - Board is Advisory to DHHS

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      2207
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      1409 Emergency Medical Technician, 527 Paramedic, 108 Emergency Medical Responder, 19 Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, 103 Emergency Medical Service Instructors, 22 Advanced EMS Services, 18 Basic EMS Services, 1 Training Agency
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      3
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      2 Emergency Medical Technician, 1 Paramedic
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      13
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      1 Advanced EMT, 1 Advanced Emergency Medical Service, 8 Emergency Medical Technician, 2 Paramedic, 1 Temporary EMT
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      5
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      2 Emergency Medical Technician, 3 Paramedic
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      The EMS Board maintains EMS Model Protocols, advising on rules and regulations to ensure initial and ongoing competency. The board advises DDHS on disciplinary actions to safeguard the public for delivery of care and prevent harm for Nebraska residents.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Lead Worker
    • Occupational Board:
      None
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee (licensure) Doug Gillespie (program)
    • Purpose:
      To protect the public, the licensee and the environment from exposure to a known carcinogen.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      185
    • Year Created:
      2000
    • Year Active:
      2000
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-6321
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      n/a
    • Who Appoints:
      n/a
    • Legislative Approval:
      n/a
    • Qualifications of Members:
      n/a
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      n/a
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      All Expire

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      9
    • Shared or Separate:
      shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      172758
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      141142
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      142076
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      169433
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      130545
    • Other Funding Sources:
      Annual grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
    • Spending Authority:
      yes

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      183
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Lead Abatement Inspector - 12; Lead Abatement Risk Assessor - 56; Lead Abatement Supervisor - 18; Lead Abatement worker - 82; Lead Based Paint Firm - 9; Lead Based Paint Firm (Consultant) - 6
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      1
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Lead Risk Assessor
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Lead workers
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      9
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      2 notices of violations, 7 civil penalties
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      There would be no oversight to provide protection to the public or the industry. Training providers would lose their accreditation. No organization could apply for federal funding to help abate lead hazards.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Asbestos Worker
    • Occupational Board:
      None
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee (licensure) Doug Gillespie (program)
    • Purpose:
      To protect the public, the licensee and the environment from the exposure to a known carcinogen.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      632
    • Year Created:
      1988
    • Year Active:
      1988
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-6303
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      n/a
    • Who Appoints:
      n/a
    • Legislative Approval:
      n/a
    • Qualifications of Members:
      n/a
    • Per Diem:
      No
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      No
    • Term Length:
      n/a
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      All Expire

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Held FY 2020-2019:
      0
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      0
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      0
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      9
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2020-2019 Budget:
      132052
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      107094
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      155531
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      237951
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      220530
    • Other Funding Sources:
      n/a
    • Spending Authority:
      n/a

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      681
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Asbestos Business Entity - 9; Asbestos Inspector - 139; Asbestos Management planner - 17; Asbestos Project Designer - 4; Asbestos Supervisor - 242; Asbestos Worker - 266; Limited Project Designer - 2; Project Monitor - 2
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      7
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      3 Asbestos Workers, 2 Asbestos Supervisors, 1 Asbestos Project Designer, 1 Asbestos Inspector
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      22
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil Penalties
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      There would be no oversight to provide protection to the public or the industry. Training providers would lose their accreditation.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Physician Assistant
    • Occupational Board:
      Physician Assistant Committee - Subcommittee of Board of Medicine
    • Contact:
      Jesse Cushman, Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      The purpose of the board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public as prescribed in the UCA. The duties of each board include, but are not limited to, (a) setting the minimum standards of proficiency & competency in accordance with section 38-126, (b) providing recommendations in accordance w/ section 38-149, (c) providing recommendations related to issuance or denial of credentials, disciplinary action, and changes in legislation, and (d) provide recommendations on regulation
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1467
    • Year Created:
      1973
    • Year Active:
      N/A
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      NRS 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      NE DHHS

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      38-164, 38-165, 38-2056
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five year term, up to two consecutive full five-year terms
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      3
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      4

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      direct 8; indirect 6
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      0
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      0
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      0
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      0
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      0
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None, Boards are cash funded upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have authority. The Department has spending authority to administer to the Board

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      620
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Active license.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Revoked
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      6
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Denied initial application
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      31
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Probation, Civil Penalty & Censure, Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Limitation-Disciplinary
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      Physician Assistants practice medicine, which requires a baseline level of competence and maintenance of competency. Appropriate judgement and record keeping is necessary to reduce harm to the public. Licensing can monitor providers and reduce risk.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Nursing Home Administrators
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Nursing Home Administration
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      550
    • Year Created:
      1972
    • Year Active:
      1972
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2401 to 38-2426
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      9
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2417, 38-158, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      3
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      4
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      4
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      3
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      4

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      36791
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      34437
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      41413
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      6661
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      10374
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      689
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Nursing home administrator overseeing more than 1 nursing home: 37; Administrator-in-Training: 54; Mentoring trainee: 119; Nursing home administrator preceptor: 33; Nursing home administrator: 207; Provisional nursing home administrator: 238
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      1
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      1 denied based on conviction history and diagnosis
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      1
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (shall not exceed $20,000)
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Board Chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Mental Health Practice, Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Mental Health Practice
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      9042
    • Year Created:
      1993
    • Year Active:
      1994
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2101 to 38-2139
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      10
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2120, 38-158, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      6
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      6
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      7
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      6

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      4
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      362758
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      341984
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      348185
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      28076
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      21179
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      5038
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Independent mental health-992; Mental health-896; Marriage & family therapists-32; Master social workers-341; Professional counselor-360; Prov master social worker-463; Prov mental health practitioner-1627; social worker-327
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      23
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Dishonorable conduct, failed to safeguard client's dignity, sexual abuse/misconduct, misd/felony convictions, failure to report, obtain fee by fraud, falsify patient records, discipline history, substance use disorder, practice while impaired, other
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      4
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      1 conviction/diagnosis, 1 did not have required experience, 1 - no SW degree, 1 action in another state
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      7
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (shall not exceed $20,000)
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Board Chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Massage Therapists, Establishments, and Schools
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Massage Therapy
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1998
    • Year Created:
      1955
    • Year Active:
      1955
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1701 to 38-1725
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-162, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      6
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      8
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      6
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      8

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      4
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      92644
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      97460
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      82806
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      16410
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      6793
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      1277
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Massage therapists-564; Massage therapy establishments-633; Mobile massage therapy establishments-1; Massage therapy schools-12; Temporary massage therapists- 67
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      8
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Permitting aiding & abetting; practice unlicensed location; violate Department order; unprofessional/dishonorable conduct; sexual stimulation; sexual abuse/misconduct
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      1 massage therapist denied based on unlicensed practice; 1 establishment denied based on failure to met physical structure requirements
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      7
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (shall not exceed $20,000)
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Board Vice-Chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161 and 38-1802
    • Regulated Professionals:
      647
    • Year Created:
      1988
    • Year Active:
      1988
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1801 to 38-1816
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      5
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1811; 38-158, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      2
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      0
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      0
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      1

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      32440
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      29809
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      28285
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      918
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      3152
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      297
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Medical Nutrition Therapists
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      N/A
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      1
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Education
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (shall not exceed $20,000)
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Vice-chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Psychology
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Psychology
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      735
    • Year Created:
      1967
    • Year Active:
      1967
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-3101 to 38-3133
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      7
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat, 38-3112, 38-158, 38-164, 28-`65
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      7
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      7
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      6
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      6
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      6

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      38337
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      34786
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      38917
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      8032
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      12108
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      347
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      1.1.2015 to 1.1.2020: 30 day temp: 24; Provisional license: 141; Psychological assistant: 23; psychologist associate: 4; Psychologist: 132; Special licensed psychologist: 6; Temporary Psychologist: 17
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Unprofessional/Dishonorable conduct, sexual abuse/misconduct
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      3
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      3 denied: 1 based on education, 1 convictions, 1 internship/discipline other state
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      0
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (shall not exceed $20,000)
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Board Chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Architecture and engineering
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Engineers and Architects
    • Contact:
      Jon Wilbeck, Executive Director
    • Purpose:
      The practices of architecture and engineering greatly impact the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Nebraska. These professions oversee the physical integrity of public buildings and structures. Errors in designing a bridge, building, or large structure can have disastrous consequences in case of an emergency or failure. Because of this in 1937 the Nebraska Legislature declared the professions of engineering and architecture subject to regulation in the public interest.
    • Regulated Professionals:
      10,291 (3,140 reside in state, 7,151 reside out of state)
    • Year Created:
      1937
    • Year Active:
      1937
    • Sunset Date:
      None

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. §§81-3401 to 81-3455
    • Parent Agency:
      N/A

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      8
    • Who Appoints:
      Governor
    • Legislative Approval:
      N/A
    • Qualifications of Members:
      See N.R.S. § 81-3428.
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Five years
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      11
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      12
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      12
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      15
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      11

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      7
    • Shared or Separate:
      Separate
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      837430
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      832171
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      750869
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      772667
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      700036
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None
    • Spending Authority:
      N.R.S. §81-3432

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      4165
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      2,564 professional engineer licenses, 626 architect licenses, and 975 certificates of authorization for architecture and engineering firms.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      One due to due to incompetence, and one due to the fact that the state of which the licensee’s comity license in Nebraska was based on took action to revoke the individual’s license in that state.
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      2
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      A prof. engineer applicant was denied in Sept. 2015 for not meeting Nebraska’s license requirements. A prof. engineer applicant was denied in Oct. 2015 for not disclosing disciplinary action taken by several other state engineering boards.
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      5
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      In addition to the two revocations noted above in response to Q43, the Board assessed civil penalties in the amount of $3,500 and recouped investigative costs in the amount of $9,401 in three additional cases involving licenses.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See response in PDF.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Body Art, Salons, Facilities, & Schools
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art
    • Contact:
      Kris Chiles, Licensure Unit Program Manager
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161 and 38-1002
    • Regulated Professionals:
      14214
    • Year Created:
      Cosmetology: 1930; Electrology: 1995; Esthetics: 1990; Nail Technology: 1999; Body Art: 2004
    • Year Active:
      Cosmetology: 1930; Electrology: 1995; Esthetics: 1990; Nail Technology: 1999; Body Art: 2004
    • Sunset Date:
      N/A

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1001 to 38-10,171
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      13
    • Who Appoints:
      State Board of Health, Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158
    • Legislative Approval:
      No
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-1057, 38-164, 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163 (terms of 5-years; not more than 2 consecutive full 5-year terms)
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      12
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      15
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      11
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      12
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      15

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      5
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      452515
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      617505
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      652917
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      61743
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      66173
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None - Cash funded (Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-151 and 38-155)
    • Spending Authority:
      Board does not have spending authority - advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      8430
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      body art facility; brander, piercer, perm color tech, & tattoo artist; cosmetologist, electrologist, esthetician, & nail technologist, cos/esthetic/nail instructors, cos/esthetic/nail salons & schools; home service permits; temporary licenses.
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      18
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Multiple Reasons: Substance use disorder, misdemeanor/felony convictions, failure to file report 38-1,124 & 38-1,125, Probation violation, dishonorable conduct, violate department order, failed to report convictions w/in 30 days
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      46
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      13 body art based on conviction history and/or diagnosis; 27 cosmetologists based on failed examination or conviction history and/or diagnosis; 6 nail technicians based on failed examination or conviction history and/or diagnosis
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      51
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil penalty 38-196 & 38-198 (not to exceed $20000) 24 cosmetologists, 3 estheticians, 2 body piercers, 1 permanent color technician, 7 tattoo artists, 7 cosmetology salons, 5 body art facilities, 1 cosmetology school, 1 esthetic salon
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See Board chair response attached above
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      No
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Respiratory Care
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      1503
    • Year Created:
      1986
    • Year Active:
      1986
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      38-161; 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158; State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      no
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-164; 38-165; 38-3207
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163; Five years, up to 2 consecutive 5-year terms
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      2
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      2

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      58131
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      61520
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      54394
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      6958
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      1837
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; boards are cash-funded based upon licensure fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory to the Department.

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      445
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      2
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      3
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      16
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Civil Penalties as a disciplinary measure; Administrative Penalties for practice without an active credential.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness:
    • Potential Harm"
      See previous response.
    • Regulation Comparison:
    • Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):
      Yes
    General Information
    • Committee of Jurisdiction:
      Health and Human Services
    • Occupation Regulated:
      Athletic Training
    • Occupational Board:
      Board of Athletic Training
    • Contact:
      Claire Covert-ByBee
    • Purpose:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-161
    • Regulated Professionals:
      485
    • Year Created:
      1986
    • Year Active:
      1986
    • Sunset Date:
      n/a

    Authorization
    • Statutory Authorization:
      38-161; 38-167
    • Parent Agency:
      Department of Health and Human Services

    Memberships
    • Number of Members:
      4
    • Who Appoints:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-158; State Board of Health
    • Legislative Approval:
      no
    • Qualifications of Members:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-164; 38-165
    • Per Diem:
      Yes
    • Expense Reimbursement:
      Yes
    • Term Length:
      Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-163; five years; up to 2 consecutive full 5-year terms
    • Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:
      Terms Rotate

    Meetings
    • Required FY 2019-2018:
      1
    • Held FY 2019-2018:
      5
    • Required FY 2018-2017:
      1
    • Held FY 2018-2017:
      2
    • Required FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Held FY 2017-2016:
      1
    • Required FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Held FY 2016-2015:
      1
    • Required FY 2015-2014:
      1
    • Held FY 2015-2014:
      1

    Operations
    • Support Staff:
      3
    • Shared or Separate:
      Shared
    • FY 2019-2018 Budget:
      22666
    • FY 2018-2017 Budget:
      17271
    • FY 2017-2016 Budget:
      21955
    • FY 2016-2015 Budget:
      1388
    • FY 2015-2014 Budget:
      3855
    • Other Funding Sources:
      None; Boards are cash-funded based upon license fees
    • Spending Authority:
      The Board does not have spending authority as it is advisory to the Department

    Other
    • Government Certificates Issued:
      248
    • Issued Certificate Descriptions:
      Athletic trainer licenses
    • Government Certificates Revoked:
      0
    • Revoked Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Government Certificates Denied:
      0
    • Denied Certificate Descriptions:
      n/a
    • Government Certificates Penalties Against:
      6
    • Penalty Certificate Descriptions:
      Administrative Penalty for practice of the profession without an active license.
    • Explanation of Effectiveness: