Program Authority

Programs operated by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) are mandated by law and executed under regulations. Below are listed the programs and their underlying authority in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Code (NRC).

Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Community Health Worker (CHW)


Health Planning and Primary Care Office

Certificate of Need

Conrad 30/J-1 Physician Visa Waiver Program


Nevada WebIZ

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE)

Infectious Diseases, Toxic Agents

Reporting of Communicable Diseases

Duties and Powers Relating to the Presence of Communicable Diseases

Investigating, Reporting, Preventing, Suppressing and Controlling Particular Communicable Diseases

Office of Vital Statistics

Birth and Death Records

Oral Health

Oral Health Program

Office of Suicide Prevention

Public Health Preparedness

Nevada Trauma Registry

Voluntary Health Care Service

Women, Infants and Children

Nevada Breastfeeds

Women, Infants and Children

The Nevada Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program operates under the federal guidelines delineated in the Code of Federal Regulations, 7 CFR Ch. II Part 246 – Special supplemental nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Federal Regulations

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) do not include codified law specifically for the Nevada WIC Program.

Regulatory Programs

Bottled Water

Camping and Recreational Vehicle Parks

Child Care Facilities

Public Accommodations (hotels and motels)

Public Bathing Places (pools and spas)

Schools - Public, Private and Charter

Radiation-Producing Machines

Septic Tanks

Shellfish Distributor

Temporary Food Establishments at Special Events

Temporary Mass Gathering