Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has determined that Nevada meets the requirements and purposes of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part C of the IDEA establishes the requirements for the statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities ages birth to three. Federal funding is provided to states to support the development and maintenance of the statewide system in accordance with Part C requirements.

Carson City, Nevada - The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP), Nevada Medicaid, are aware of the situation between St. Mary’s Health Network and the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) Amerigroup and Health Plan of Nevada (HPN).

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today released the following statement upon the formal announcement that Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta would retire effective August 8, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Wren to the Nevada Tax Commission for a term ending October, 2019. Governor Sandoval also named current Commissioner James “Jim” DeVolld Chairman of the Board following the resignation of Commissioner Joan Lambert. Both appointments are effective as of Monday, May 23, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - June marks an exciting time for high school seniors awaiting their graduation from high school and for some, this is not the easiest feat. For those youth ordered to one of the 3 Nevada juvenile justice facilities (Summit View Youth Center, Caliente Youth Center and Nevada Training Youth Center), graduating from high school may not have been something they thought they could achieve. 

Elko, Nevada - Youth and staff from Elko’s Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC) have completed 378 hours of community service this spring. The youth and staff participated in Elko’s annual “Take Pride in Your Community Cleanup, Greenup Recycle Event” in which they received recognition from the Mayor, Chris Johnson, and the City Council for their hard work at the most recent Elko City Council Meeting on May 10, 2016.  Three staff and 12 youth completed 7 ½ hours of work at the Elko County landfill on 04/23/16 in direct support of the city’s event.  The staff and youth all attended the meeting and received Certificates of Appreciation signed by the Mayor.

Carson City, Nevada - The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program has received the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) grant.  The grant will begin in July and run through October 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - In March 2016, the Nevada Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received a USDA grant to dramatically expand access to breastfeeding support in the state. The grant funds 24-hour access to video consultations with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) using the Pacify mobile application.

Carson City, Nevada - The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has made getting a medical marijuana card faster and easier for southern Nevada patients.  Beginning June 15, 2016, prospective cardholders can go to a state-certified dispensary for assistance with the process.  Specially trained dispensary staff will assist patients by reviewing applications to ensure they are properly and thoroughly filled out.  Patients must still get a recommendation from their physician.  Any MD or DO licensed in Nevada may recommend the medical use of marijuana for an approved condition.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Convicted drug traffickers and known street gang members are among the 87 foreign nationals arrested in the Reno and Las Vegas areas last week during an operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminal aliens.