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Medical Board & Physician Policies

*Signed by the Governor & effective May 25, 2021* COVID-19 liability act (protecting providers from lawsuit due to understaffing/COVID-related issues).

Physician-patient relationship may be established via telemedicine

Prescribing allowable via telehealth within provider’s scope of practice

Anyone practicing medicine and surgery in Nebraska and not specially falling under the exception described in Neb. Rev. Stat. §38-2025 must be licensed in Nebraska as either a physician or as an osteopathic physician and surgeon.

  • Practitioners falling under the exception include physicians from other states who provide occasional consultation services to physicians in Nebraska, physicians from other states who occasionally order diagnostic or therapeutic services for patients in Nebraska, and physicians from other states who are occasionally granted temporary hospital privileges in Nebraska

Nebraska Professional Licensure Compacts

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

EXPIRED: Temporary COVID-19 Policies (NE Medical Board)

EXPIRED JUNE 30: The requirement for written consent from patients before initiating telehealth is suspended. Insurers cannot deny claims for telehealth service based solely on lack of a signed written agreement.

EXPIRED JULY 30: Out-of-state providers can provide telehealth in Nebraska

EXPIRED JULY 30: Formerly licensed practitioners (in APN, EMS, medicine and surgery (includes PAs), mental health practice, nursing, osteopathy, perfusion, pharmacy, psychology, respiratory care, surgical assisting) can continue to practice without being subject to continuing competency requirements 

  • Competency and licensing requirements are deferred
  • Regulations for initial licensure are lessened