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Nebraska

Mid-Level Providers

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

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 Mid-Levels Professional Licensure Compacts

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

EXPIRED: Temporary COVID-19 Policies (NE Mid-Levels)

EXPIRED JULY 30: EO 20-10 allows certain professionals to practice telehealth, including Nebraska licensees located within or without Nebraska and licensees from other states

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 

  • Practitioners falling under the exception include physicians from other state 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
    • Applies to people in these professions: Advanced practice nursing (CNMs, NPs, CNSs, CRNAs), Emergency medical services (EMR, EMT, AEMT, paramedics), MDs, Physician Assistants, Acupuncturists, Licensed independent mental health practitioners (LIMHP), Licensed mental health practitioners (LMHP), Provisional licensed mental health practitioners (PLMHP), Social Workers, RNs, LPNs, DOs, Perfusionists, Pharmacists, Pharmacists Interns, Pharmacist technicians, Psychologists, Provisional licensed psychologists (PLP), Respiratory care practitioners, Surgical first assistants
    • Competency and licensing requirements are deferred
    • Regulations for initial licensure are lessened

 

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