The Public Health Licensing and Examination Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Health in all matters pertaining to the practice of the profession, including exercise of disciplinary authority over all persons regulated under the statute.

Individuals regulated under the authority of the rules and statutes provide services which directly affect the health of the citizens of New Jersey. The Department strives to assure that only the highest quality services are delivered to the consumer. It is the mission of the Board to ensure that only qualified individuals enter the regulated profession, that the services which these individuals provide are within the standard of practice of the profession and that they maintain their professional competence through continuing education activities.

The Department also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against license holders who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.

If you believe that any Health Officer or Registered Environmental Health Specialist has acted unprofessionally, you may submit a written complaint to the Complaint Unit. The Board requires that all complaints be in writing and signed. You may mail your letter and any supporting documents to:

New Jersey Department of Health
Office of Local Public Health
Licensure, Compliance and Enforcement Program
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ  08625-0360             

Last Reviewed: 6/29/2016