LINCOLN, Neb. — The State Board of Health is seeking members to serve on several health care boards. Professional boards are responsible for granting license privileges to health care providers. Full terms are five years long and most run through Nov. 30, 2024, but there are also vacant partial terms available.

The following boards have vacancies:

• Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses — Nurse Practitioner

• Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling — Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Public

• Board of Athletic Training — Athletic Trainer

• Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology — Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist; Public

• Board of Chiropractic — Chiropractor; Public

• Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art — Tanning Salon Owner; Nail Technician; Nail Technology or Esthetics Instructor

• Board of Dentistry — Dental Hygienist; Dentist; Public

• Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming — Funeral Director and Embalmer

• Board of Hearing Instruments Specialists — Hearing Instrument Specialist

• Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy — Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist

• Board of Medical Radiography — Medical Radiologist

• Board of Medicine and Surgery — Physician; Public

• Board of Mental Health Practice — Certified Marriage and Family Therapist; Public

• Board of Nursing — Licensed Practical Nurse Educator; Staff Nurse; Associate Degree or Diploma Nurse Educator

• Board of Nursing Home Administration — Proprietary, College Faculty; and Nonprofit Home

• Board of Optometry — Optometrist; Public

• Board of Pharmacy — Pharmacist

• Board of Physical Therapy — Physical Therapist; Public

• Physician Assistant Committee — Supervising Physician; Physical Therapist; Public

• Board of Podiatry — Podiatrist; Public

• Board of Psychology — Psychologist; Public

• Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists — Environmental Health Specialist; Public

• Board of Respiratory Care — Physician

• Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery — Veterinarian; Public

People interested in serving on a board can get an application by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit/RPQI, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026; by email at monica.gissler@nebraska.gov; by phone at (402) 471-6515, or at http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Board-Requirements-and-Vacancies.aspx.

Public member applicants must be 19 years old, be a resident of Nebraska for at least one year, must not hold an active credential in a profession subject to the Uniform Credentialing Act, must not be or have been employed by a facility subject to the Health Care Facility Act, and must not be the parent, child, spouse or household member of a person currently regulated by the board to which the appointment is being made.

Interviews will be conducted on Sept. 15 in Columbus. Applications must be received by Aug. 1.

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