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Nebraska Healthcare Background Check

 

The criminal background check; when required.

(1) A person who is seeking the first license needed to work as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse as well as a physical therapist, an assistant to physical therapy psychologist or an advanced medical technologist or emergency medical technician audiologist, or a speech-language pathologist an independent mental health professional or occupational therapist the occupational therapy assistant or a paramedic, or who practice in a field that is legally authorized for the prescription of controlled substances must be subject to an in-depth background check. An investigation of the criminal background check may also be required to obtain initial licensure or reinstatement of a license governed under the Uniform Credentialing Act if an interstate licensure agreement requires a criminal background check. In addition, unless otherwise specified in section (3) in this subsection, applicants must submit with their application a complete set of fingerprints that will be sent by the Nebraska State Patrol to be sent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an international criminal history information check. The applicant must authorize the publication of any results obtained from the national report to the agency. Finally, the applicant must pay for the actual cost of verifying the fingerprints and the background check.


(2) This section does not apply to a dentist who is a candidate for a dental locum-tenens following section 38-1122 or to a physician or osteopathic practitioner who is a candidate for a doctor locum tenens according to subsection 38-2036 or to the vet who is applying for a veterinarian locum-tenens in subsection 38-3335.

(3) A person who applies for a temporary permit to study according to article 38-2019 has ninety days after the license issue to ensure compliance with the provisions of subsection (1) in this subsection. (4) A permit holder will be subject to revoking their permit after the ninety-day time frame if the background check is incomplete or revoked if the criminal background check reveals that the applicant is not eligible to be granted the permit. Learn more about the Nebraska healthcare background check.

License Fee Waiver: Starting January 1, 2020, if you satisfy one of the waiver choices, your initial temporary license fee, and license are waived (this doesn't waive the cost of conducting criminal background check):

Young Workers: You are between the age of 18 to 25 (under 26 years old).

Low-Income Person: You are participating in a federal or state government assistance plan like the Medical Assistance Program that was established under the Medical Assistance Act, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as well as the Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, your household adjusted gross income is less than 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

If you reside in Nebraska and are enrolled in either a federal or state-based government assistance program, no additional documentation is needed.

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If you reside in another state other than Nebraska and are part of the federal or state aid program for public benefit, you must submit the original copy of your

the document that shows the current enrollment.

If your household's Adjusted Gross Income is 130 percent below the Federal Income Poverty Guideline or below, go to this link to view

the current income guidelines https://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/documents/LowIncomeFeeWaiverTable.pdf. To be qualified for this waiver, you must provide an original copy of your last tax filing.

Military family: You belong to an active military service member serving within the armed forces that are part of the United States, a military spouse or honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces in the United States, spouse of an honorably discharged veteran, and unmarried survivors of deceased members of the armed forces in the United States. To qualify for this waiver, you need to submit a photocopy of your ID card, your discharge papers, or another document that proves you are a military family member in the manner described above.

The Criminal Background Check Notice As per Neb. Rev. Stat. (SS38-131) (provided below), An applicant seeking an initial permit to work as a registered nurse or certified practical nurse or engage in a profession that is legally authorized for the prescription of controlled substances will be subject to an in-depth police background check. The applicants are entitled to any criminal history report which may be relevant to them directly from the FBI following the 28 CFR Sections 16.30-16.34 and 16.30-16.34. They can freely share any information with anyone they wish. Candidates must agree to release any national criminal history records that could be related directly to them with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to apply for licensure. The applicants are entitled to challenge whether the report is accurate and up-to-date information in any report. They are provided with an official copy of their criminal history background check, should it be available, provided that they visit the DHHS at the time of application and provide valid identification. The procedure for challenging the accuracy of a federal report for an applicant is available on FBI.gov. Contact the Nebraska State Patrol's Criminal Identification Division to contest the applicant's Nebraska state report. The applicants can receive a quick confirmation of the validity of their claim before the time that DHHS decides regarding their application to be licensed.

Neb. Rev. Stat. SS38-131 (Criminal background check; when required. (1) Anyone applying for an in-person license for the first time to be a registered nurse or as a licensed practice nurse or engage in a legally authorized profession to prescribe controlled substances must be subject to an investigation by a background check. In addition, unless otherwise specified in section (3) in this subsection, applicants should include with their application a complete set of fingerprints that will be sent by the Nebraska State Patrol to be provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history information check. The applicant is authorized to disclose details of the nationwide criminal history report findings to the agency. The applicant is responsible for the cost of fingerprinting and the criminal background check. (2) The provisions of this section do not apply to dentists who are a candidate for dental locum Tenens under section 38-1122, to an osteopathic or physician who is applying for a doctor locum tenens under section 38-2036, or to veterinarians who are seeking to be a vet locum tenens position under section 38-3335. (3) A person applying for a temporary education permit according to section 38-2019 will have to wait ninety days from the date of the issuance in the application to ensure compliance with subsection (1) in this subsection. Moreover, the permit is suspended after the ninety days have expired when the background check is not completed or if the background check is not complete or revoked if a police background check reveals that the applicant is not eligible for the permit. Source: Laws 2005, LB 306, SS 2; Laws 2005, LB 382, SS 15; Laws 2006, LB 833, SS 1; R.S.Supp 2006, SS 71-104.01; Laws 2007, LB247, SS 60; Laws 2007, LB463, SS 31; Laws 2007, LB481, SS 2; Laws 2011, LB687, SS 1; Laws 2015, LB129. Effective date: August 30, 2015.


Updated on 2022-11-04 19:33:49 by larry coleman

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