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 in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 42). The purpose of CMS certification is so facilities can accept federal funds such as Medicare and Medicaid. Periodic surveys (inspections) are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations, 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 a health facility comparison, laboratory personnel verification, facility inspection reports and more.
This Resources for Providers page contains links to information for individuals and businesses interested in becoming a Nevada health care provider.
*NEW* 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.
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 at https://www.nvsilverflume.gov. 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.