The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) licenses medical and other health facilities in Nevada in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 449 (NRS 449) and with Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 449 (NAC 449).
HCQC also has an agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to certify some facilities so they can accept federal funds such as Medicare and Medicaid. HCQC also conducts periodic surveys (inspections) based on the type of facility, and following specific time frames and procedures. HCQC also conducts complaint investigations.
This Resources for Consumers page includes such helpful tools as facility inspection reports and laboratory personnel verification. Also, links are available to health facility comparison reports for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice agencies.
- Health Care Quality and Compliance public service announcement
This Resources for Providers page contains links to information for individuals and businesses interested in becoming a Nevada health care provider.
Online Licensing and Certification System: Use this new online portal to apply for licensure of a new health facility or medical laboratory; if you are a new dietitian, music therapist, medical laboratory personnel; or if you need to verify a license. Current licensees also can manage and update their information, renew their license and make a payment.
For tips on using the CLICS system, visit the "Resources for Providers" page linked above.
State law requires that every person or entity doing business in the State of Nevada obtain a State Business License or Certificate of Exemption. If you are opening a business, such as a medical facility or residential care facility, start your business at SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal. SilverFlume will guide you through steps to complete before you may obtain your Division of Public and Behavioral Health license, permit or certificate, as applicable.