This bill went into effect Oct 1, 2013 2013 NE LB54 – Change display of credential and advertisement provisions under the Uniform Credentialing Act. Make sure that you read and implement for credentialed health care professionals that have direct patient contact. Review all of your marketing material to make sure you are in compliance.
Effects all individuals whom are employed, volunteer or otherwise provide health services, health-related services, or environmental services that have direct patient care interactions for health care services. Advertisements include signs, announcements, business cards, letterhead, patient brochures, email, internet, audio, and video and any other communication or statement used in the course of business.
Advertisements must identify the type of credential held by the credential holder pursuant to the definitions, titles, and abbreviations authorized under the practice act applicable to his or her credential or the examination of designations required for a credential under the practice act applicable to his or her credential.
Name tags must be worn during patient care interactions for health care services that clearly identifies the type of credential held unless wearing the tag is precluded by adopted sterilization or isolation protocols. The name tag shall be of sufficient size and be worn in a conspicuous manner so as to be of visible and apparent and shall include the credential holder’s first name or surname or both his or her first name and surname or both his or her first name and surname.