Occupational Board Reform Act

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


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


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


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


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


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:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1594063041.pdf
Potential HarmBoard of Medicine – no response as of 7/6/2020
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1594063041.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: July 6, 2020 02:17 PM