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Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Food Establishments
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 SNHD, 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 food establishments as per NRS446.940(2); and
WHEREAS, unsanitary conditions of food establishments constitute a hazard to public health and welfare, the Board finds that the sanitation and safety of food establishments does affect the public health, and finds that it is necessary to adopt Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Food Establishments to promote and regulate the safe and sanitary handling of food items in a food establishment; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes that the following Regulations are designed to protect and promote the public health and safety, it does therefore publish, promulgate, and order compliance within Clark County, Nevada with the substantive and procedural requirements hereinafter set forth.