Department of Public Health and Social Services - Bureau of Inspection and Enforcement - Division of Environmental Health

Department of Public Health and Social Services - Bureau of Inspection and Enforcement - Division of Environmental Health


Phone: 1-671-735-7221, 1-671-735-7102
Fax: 1-671-734-5556
Email: DEH@dphss.guam.gov
Website: http://dphss.guam.gov/content/bureau-inspection-and-enforcement
Types of Services Offered: Medical & Health Services
Category: Government Local

Description:

The Bureau of Inspection and Enforcement is responsible for conducting sanitation inspections of establishments that possess a Sanitary Permit to ensure their compliance with governing statutes and rules and regulations. These health-regulated establishments (HRE) include: Eating and Drinking establishments; Retail Food establishments; Hotels/Motels; Cosmetics establishments; Institutional establishments; Public Laundromats and Dry Cleaners; Public swimming pools; Commercial animal establishments; and mortuaries.
 
Establishments with violations must be re-inspected to ensure compliance within the provisions of Title 10 GCA, Chapter 21, §21107. Demerit scores are 0-10/A, 11-20/B, must be inspected after 30 days of the initial inspection, or sooner if the establishment submits a written request. Demerit score of 21-40/C, must be inspected after 15 days of the initial inspection, or sooner if the establishment submits a written request. Critical violations (demerit score of 6) must be followed-up after 10 days of the initial inspection, or sooner if the establishment submits a written request. A follow-up inspection (Eating & Drinking, Retail Food Service, Laundry/Dry Cleaners) that results in the citing of the same violation previously noted in the initial inspection may cause the lowering of the grade for that establishment.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
 

Services Offered (Product/Services):
 
Duties and Responsibilities of BIE
 
Performs routine inspections of regulated establishment and private premises to ensure these facilities and sites conform to the requirements of the following sanitation statutes and their respective rules and regulations. Title 10 GCA Chapter 20 General Provision/Public Nuisance, Chapter 21 Sanitation, Chapter 22 Health Certificate, Chapter 23 Eating and Drinking, Chapter 24 Food Establishment, Chapter 25 Institutional Facilities, Chapter 26 Hotel sanitation, Chapter 27 Cosmetic Establishment, Chapter 28 Laundries & Dry Cleaning, Chapter 29 Swimming Pools, Chapter 30 Cemetery & Mortuary, Chapter 33 solid waste, Chapter 35 Livestock & Poultry, Chapter 39 Wastewater & Toilet, Chapter 51-Article 2 Littering and Chapter 90 Smoking.
 
Performs routine inspections of consumer commodities (foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and hazardous substances) for compliance at ports of entry and retail establishments to ensure all imported, distributed, and retailed commodities are properly labeled and safe for human use in accordance to Title 10 GCA, Chapter 32 Hazardous substances and chapter 40 Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act. If necessary, the employee will also perform routine investigations relating to consumer commodities through interview of individuals, review of documents, and examination of commodities.

Performs routine surveillance and control of vectors and pests to prevent their introduction and proliferation because of their potential to transmit diseases or become a significant public nuisance, as mandated by Title 10 GCA Chapter 36 Mosquito control, Chapter 37 Rodent control, and Chapter 38 Fly control and the WHO’s International Health Regulations. Such surveillance and control involve the trapping of vectors, their identification through use of field and lab equipment, mounting and preservation of specimens, maintenance records, and simple statistical analyses of data and application of pesticides.

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DEH@dphss.guam.gov

123 Chalan Kareta, Mangilao, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-735-7221, 1-671-735-7102

1-671-734-5556

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 AM

Hours of Operation:

8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday (except Government of Guam holidays)

Please note that some divisions may close during lunch.
 


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