The Division of Public and Behavioral Health protects the health, safety and welfare of the public through various regulatory activities. Please see the service directory below for details.
Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance
The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) licenses medical and other health facilities and certain personnel in Nevada. This includes hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, surgery centers, medical laboratories, dietitians, music therapists and more. For details, select a category below.
Bureau of Health Protection and Preparedness
The Bureau of Health Protection and Preparedness (HPP) protects public health in a variety of ways, including planning for public health emergencies, and licensing or permitting emergency medical professionals and some medical equipment. In addition, HPP oversees the Nevada Office of Vital Records and the medical marijuana patient registry. For details, select a program below.
Environmental Health Section
The Environmental Health Section focuses on prevention of disease through sanitation, safe food and water, proper disposal of wastes, and promoting safe and healthy environmental conditions throughout Nevada.