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 NRS444.030; 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.
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.