LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who need certain types of surgeries will need to wait longer under a public health measure that will continue through October.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that he's extending the measure through Oct. 31 to help short-staffed hospitals cope with existing patients.
The directed health measure had been scheduled to expire on Thursday.
The order applies to inpatient Class D and E elective surgeries for all acute care, critical care and children’s hospitals in Nebraska.
Class D and E surgeries are elective procedures that can wait four weeks or longer without substantially changing a patient’s outcome.