Used Mattresses and Bedding Regulations
Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Used Mattresses and Bedding
WHEREAS, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) has been established by the County of Clark and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, and Boulder City as the public Health Authority for those entities, and pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 439, has jurisdiction over all public health matters in the Health District; and
WHEREAS, the Southern Nevada District Board of Health (Board) is the governing body of the Health District, and is authorized to adopt regulations to regulate sanitation and sanitary practices in the interest of the public health, and to protect and promote the public health and safety in the geographical area subject to the jurisdiction of the Health District and is specifically authorized to adopt regulations regarding used mattresses and bedding as per NRS 444.030; and
WHEREAS, the Board finds that the sanitation and safety of used mattresses and bedding and the sanitation facilities for these articles does affect the public health, and finds that it is necessary to adopt the Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Used Mattresses and Bedding to promote and regulate the safety and sanitary condition of those articles and the facilities in which they are handled, sterilized, refurbished, and stored.
INTENT AND SCOPE
The purpose of these Regulations is to protect and promote the public health, safety, and environment through preventive measures and timely correction of public health and environmental issues relating to used mattresses and bedding and the facilities for receipt, disassembly, sanitation, refurbishment, storage, and/or distribution of such articles.
These Regulations set standards for the location, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for the receipt, disassembly, sanitation, refurbishment, storage, and/or distribution of used mattresses and bedding; list items prohibited from reuse or refurbishment; clarify approved sanitation processes.
Phone: (702) 759-0660
Updated on: April 9, 2019