Medical Laboratory Licensing

The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance licenses and certifies medical laboratories, laboratory directors, and laboratory personnel, investigates complaints, conducts on-site inspections and provides technical assistance in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 652 Medical Laboratories.

    Laboratory Licensing is Now Online

    To use the new Nevada Online Licensing System for Medical Laboratories, visit

    • Introductory Tutorial for Nevada's Online Licensing System for Medical Laboratories

    Use this online system for:

    • New facility licensure
    • License renewal
    • License reactivation
    • Updating information (name, address, phone number, email, change of director, add test, etc.).

    (To use this system, DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROMEor MICROSOFT EDGE and DO NOT BLOCK POP-UPS/ensure pop-ups are enabled. We recommend Internet Explorer 9 to 11, Safari 5.0 or Firefox 26 to 40.)

      Opening a Medical Laboratory

      Visit this page for information about the processes and steps involved in opening a new medical laboratory in Nevada.


        The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has developed this document to help you ensure that you are in compliance with the laws and regulations governing your laboratory.

        New Laboratory Applicants: You are encouraged to complete this self-assessment prior to your scheduled initial inspection to ensure you are ready for your inspection to avoid delays in the issuance of your license.

        Existing Laboratories: You are encouraged to complete this self-assessment on a yearly basis to ensure you maintain compliance with the laws and regulations governing your laboratory. This will assist you in being prepared the next time an inspector conducts an unannounced periodic inspection of your laboratory.

        Click link for Exempt Laboratory Self Attestation

        Click link for Licensed or Registered Laboratory Self Attestation

          Medical Laboratory Advisory Committee

          The Nevada Medical Laboratory Advisory Committee (MLAC) is comprised of seven members who advise the Nevada State Board of Health on matters of policy concerning medical laboratories, qualifications of laboratory directors and personnel and other matters pursuant to clinical laboratory activities. The committee meets no less than twice a year.

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          Carson City. NV 89701
          Phone: (775) 684-1030
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