Social Rehabilitation Facilities

Steps You Must Take for Licensing and Compliance in Nevada >>>

Step 1 - Review the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 449 - MEDICAL AND OTHER RELATED FACILITIES: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-449.html    

Step 2 -  Regardless of the type of facility, you must first go through the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health - Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) to apply for a new license, change of name, change of owner, change of administrator, change of location, change of suite number, change of endorsement/certification or increase/decrease/change of category of beds.  To contact them please go to this website: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/HealthFacilities/HealthFacilities_-_Home/ or call them at (775) 684-1030 

Step 3 - Once HCQC has the documentation they require for license processing, their office will contact the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division (NSFM) to request a Fire/Life Safety Inspection and ultimately the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance (one of the requirements for licensing).  Upon a clear Fire/Life Safety Inspection you will be invoiced $22.00 for the Certificate of Compliance.

Note:

Additionally if you are “new construction” or “remodeling” the facility, please contact the Nevada State Fire Marshal Fire Protection Engineering Bureau for those requirements.  You can reach them here:  http://fire.nv.gov/bureaus/FPE/FPE_Main/ or call them at (775) 684-7510

 

What are my Fire Protection Requirements? What will I be Inspected for?

There are two major fire protection criteria that are applied to each and every facility; sprinklers and fire alarms.  Sprinkler systems and fire alarms systems are driven by the number of residents or potential residents at each facility which are: 

LESS THAN 5 RESIDENTS (R-3)

No sprinkler system and no fire alarm system are required.

You must have: Single or multiple station smoke alarms outside of each sleeping area or bedroom, in each room used for sleeping purposes and in each story within a dwelling unit including basements. 

6 - 16 RESIDENTS (R-4)

You must have: A sprinkler system installed for protection against hazards for one and two family dwellings (NFPA 13D) or a commercial system providing coverage throughout (NFPA 13). A manual fire alarm system with exceptions required. Automatic smoke detection with exceptions required. Single or multiple station smoke alarms are required outside of each sleeping area or bedroom, in each room used for sleeping purposes and in each story within a dwelling unit including basements. 

17 OR MORE RESIDENTS (I-1)

You must have: A commercial sprinkler system installed providing coverage throughout (NFPA 13).  Automatic smoke detection system shall be installed in corridors, waiting areas open to corridors and habitable spaces other than sleeping units and kitchens.  Single or multiple station smoke alarms are required outside of each sleeping area or bedroom, in each room used for sleeping purposes, in each story within a dwelling unit including basements. 

**NOTE:  ALL SMOKE ALARMS are required to be interconnected and in new construction shall receive their power from building wiring. 

This list is not all inclusive but may be used as a general guideline.  Specific requirements will be applied on a case by case basis.  It should also be understood that these requirements satisfy the minimum fire and life safety requirements as adopted by the State of Nevada and that the local authority may or may not impose stricter requirements as adopted by that jurisdiction.  It is YOUR responsibility to contact the local authority to ensure you meet their requirements in all cases.