State Seeking Members for Nevada Home Care Employment Standards Board

Board created through Senate Bill 340 of the 81st Legislative Session

Carson City October 15, 2021

Today, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the opening of a “letter of interest” period for those who would like to serve on the Nevada Home Care Employment Standards Board (HCESB).

In 2021 the Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 340 creating the Board within DHHS that will review and make recommendations for the improvement of working conditions in the State’s home health industry. Committee members will be appointed by the DHHS Director.

“The work done by those in the home health industry is vital to our state and these valuable care workers help some of our most vulnerable residents to stay in their homes by offering care on site,” said DHHS Director Richard Whitley. “The independence they are able to provide to these Nevadans is essential to our health care system and I know we share the goal of caring for patients and supporting these much-needed employees.”

Last week the Department received a petition requesting the Board be created, as required by statute. The voting members of the Home Care Employment Standards Board are:

• Nevada Labor Commissioner
• Three representatives of home care employers
• Three representatives of home care employees
• Three individuals who receive or are representatives of those who receive services from a home care employee

Home care agencies provide personal care and respite services to individuals in the home.

Those interested in serving as a member of the Nevada Home Care Employment Standards Board should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than November 15, 2021 via mail or email to with “Application to Home Care Employment Standards Board” in the subject line. Letters and resumes can be mailed to:

Home Care Standards Board
4150 Technology Way, Suite 300
Carson City, NV 89706

The letter of interest should include the position being applied for, a summary of qualifications to serve in that role, name and organization (if employed) and phone and email contact information. Appointments are expected to be made in mid-December.

More information can be found on the HCESB website and any questions can be directed to Isabelle Eckert at


Shannon Litz
Public Information Officer