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Nebraska Laws & Details

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Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)


Formal Education Requirements:  Graduation from a full-time acupuncture program at a university, college or school of acupuncture which includes at least 1,725 hours of entry-level acupuncture education consisting of a minimum of 1,000 didactic and 500 clinical hours, and is accredited or a candidate for accreditation by ACAOM or is accredited by another accrediting body that is recognized as such by the U.S. Department of Education.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None

Other Eligibility Requirements:  Completion of a clean needle technique course approved by the NCCAOM.

Written ExamNCCAOM written exam in acupuncture.

Pracitcal ExamNCCAOM PEPLS.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  None.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors may practice acupuncture in Nebraska without additional training.

Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of a podiatrist or a physician assistant.

NOTE:  Look for a physician with formal training in the practice of acupuncture.  Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is an art and a science that takes years to master.  While any licensed physician can stick needles into you, for a positive experience and results, find an acupuncturist with experience treating a similar condition (with acupuncture) to what you have

Governmental Body

Nebraska Health & Human Services System
Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division

Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, Third Floor
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-4911
(402) 471-3577 (Fax)
(402) 471-9570 (TDD)

Practice Act:  Title 172, Chapter 89 and Statute - 71-1,344


Local Organizations

Nebraska Oriental Medical Association
621 Beverly Drive
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-8018

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