Resources for Providers

    Information to assist health facility providers

    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.

      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. You can access this system by entering into your web browser address bar.

      Scroll to the bottom of this page for instructional documents and videos to help you navigate this system.

      Medical Facilities: Visit this page for information about the types of medical facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) that are regulated in Nevada.

        Non-Medical Facilities: Visit this page for information non-medical facilities (e.g., group homes, alcohol/drug abuse, etc.) that are regulated in Nevada.

          Facility Kitchens and Pools: Visit this page for information about food service, pools and spas at regulated health facilities in Nevada.

            Criminal Background Check Requirements: Visit this page for information on background check requirements for employees of regulated health facilities.

              Construction and Plan Review: Visit this page for information about construction and plan review requirements for the health-related facility types regulated in Nevada.

                Fees: Visit this page for information on initial and renewal fees for health facilities.

                  Training and Education: Visit this page for training materials and opportunities for Nevada health care providers.

                    Self-Reporting: The preceding link will take you to the fillable online self-report form for skilled nursing facilities in compliance with federal requirements. This link will provide additional clarification on those requirements.

                      Program Partners: Visit this page for links to other Nevada and national health care agencies.

                        Practice decisions: requests from providers and licensees for clarification of an area of practice over which the Nevada State Board of Nursing has oversight (NP, APRN, RN, LPN, CNA).

                          Advisory Councils: Visit this page for information on the councils that advise various health care industries in Nevada.

                            Listserv: Visit this page to subscribe to one of our email lists that provide information specific to health care facility types and licenses.

                              Silver Flume: Follow this link for business registration with the Nevada Secretary of State.

                              • Silver Flume basics from Nevada Secretary of State (PDF brochure)
                                • 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.

                              Emergency Preparedness: Visit this page to find emergency preparedness information for licensed health facilities in Nevada.

                                CLICS licensing system instructions