The Southern Nevada Health District is governed by a 11-member policy-making board composed of:
Two elected officials each from the Board of County Commissioners and the largest city in Clark County (City of Las Vegas)
One elected representative from each of the four remaining jurisdictions in the county (Boulder City, Henderson, Mesquite and North Las Vegas)
Three at-large members selected by the Board and meeting the following specifications:
One representative who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State.
One representative of a nongaming business or from a business or industry that is subject to regulation by the health district.
One representative of the association of gaming establishments whose membership in the county collectively paid the most gross revenue fees to the State pursuant to NRS 463.370 in the preceding year, who must be selected from a list of nominees submitted by the association. If no such association exists, the representative selected pursuant to this subparagraph must represent the gaming industry.
Members of the District Board of Health serve terms of two years. Vacancies must be filled in the same manner as the original selection for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Members serve without additional compensation for their services, but are entitled to reimbursement for necessary expenses for attending meetings or otherwise engaging in the business of the board.
The Southern Nevada District Board of Health, through policy development and direction to staff, identifies public health needs and, as mandated by County Ordinance 163, establishes priorities on behalf of local taxpayers, residents, tourists/visitors, and the commercial service industry:
"to establish and conduct a comprehensive program of health which shall include the promotion of environmental health, exclusive of air quality matters, maternal and child health, control of communicable diseases and the further programming of the prolonging of life and the promotion of the well-being of the people of Clark County" (Subsection b of Section 6).