Occupational Board Reform Act

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


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


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


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


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.


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:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1594049792.pdf
Potential HarmBoard 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:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1594049792.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):Yes
Survey Submitted: July 6, 2020 10:36 AM