Chapter 432A of both Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) govern and regulate child care facilities in Nevada. Child Care Licensing program staff are responsible for enforcing these laws and regulations through the licensing and inspection processes.
Give Feedback on Child Care Facility Regulations
Under Executive Order 2023-003, issued Jan. 12, 2023, by Gov. Joe Lombardo, all executive branch agencies must do a comprehensive review of regulations subject to their enforcement. From this review, agencies then must submit a report to the governor by May 1 detailing how the regulations can be streamlined, clarified, reduced or otherwise improved to ensure they provide for the general welfare without unnecessarily inhibiting economic growth. This report must include at least 10 regulations recommended for removal. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s Child Care Licensing Unit is among those executive branch agencies as the enforcer of child care facility regulations.
Prior to submitting their respective reports, every executive branch department, agency, board and commission shall hold a public hearing to vet their recommended changes; solicit input as to the merits of those changes; and identify other regulatory changes stakeholders feel are worthy of consideration. Stakeholder input shall be reflected in the summary of findings and recommendations included in each submitted report.
Child Care Licensing has created an online form that can be used to provide this feedback on laws and regulations.