Notification of the local health authority



Lead Exposure Is A Reportable Condition By Law

In the state of Nevada, lead exposure is a reportable condition by law. Per NRS 441A, reports of specified diseases, outbreaks, and extraordinary occurrences of illness MUST be made to the local health authority.

This law requires physicians, registered nurses, and directors of medical facilities to report lead exposure and blood lead levels above the CDC’s BLRV as events of concern. Failure to report is a misdemeanor and subject to an administrative fine of $1,000 for each violation.

Per NRS 442.700

  • ALL tests – both positive and negative, capillary and venous – must be reported, including those conducted in your office or facility.
  • ALL lead tests must include the child’s name, sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth, address and zip code, date of sample collection, type of sample collected, and the provider’s name and contact information.

You can report lead tests by contacting your local health authority through the following methods:

Clark County – Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)


Washoe County – Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH)


Carson City County – ➜ Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS)


All Other Areas – Rural Health Services / Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

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Last updated: November 27, 2023.
Note: For cases within the jurisdiction of Central Nevada Public Health, please visit their website for more information at