Regulatory Services

Child Care Licensing

The goal of the Child Care Licensing Program is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while in out-of-home settings. The Riley County Health Department Child Care Licensing division works with all child care providers in Riley County to ensure children within our community receive safe, high quality child care. More information is available online

Environmental Health

The mission of Riley County Environmental Health is to support and enforce the Riley County Sanitary Code (pdf) through education, evaluation, permits and inspection. Environmental Health is not housed within the Health Department, although staff collaborate on Environmental and Public Health issues. Visit the Environmental Health page for more information.

Inspection Reports and Filing Complaints

Discover the steps to obtain inspection reports and learn how to file complaints.

School Inspections

K.S.A. 65-202 requires that the local health officer of each county "shall upon the opening of the fall term of the school, make or have made a sanitary inspection of each school building and grounds. More information is available online.

Public Health Nuisances

K.S.A. 65-159 gives county boards of health (County Commissioners) the authority to examine into all nuisances, sources of filth and causes of sickness that in their opinion may be injurious to the health of the inhabitants within any county or municipality in this state. Whenever any such nuisance, source of filth or cause of sickness shall be found to exist on any public easement, private property or upon any watercourse in this state, the board of health shall have the authority to order to remove the nuisance, source of filth or cause of sickness. The health department will investigate concerns that the board of health (County Commissioners) and health officer in accordance with Kansas Regulation. 

To report a public health nuisance contact the health department at 785-776-4779

Isolation and Quarantine

K.S.A 28-1-5 gives the local health officer general provisions for isolation or quarantine of persons afflicted with infectious or contagious disease; examination of persons; collection of specimens to preserve the public health, safety, or welfare. Information about requirements for isolation and quarantine of infectious or contagious diseases is available online.

K.A.R 28-1-13 requires dogs, cats, or ferrets that have been exposed to rabies and not immunized against rabies, to be quarantined for up to 6 months. The local health officer has the authority to determine the location of the quarantine. Additional information about the guidelines for management of animals that have been exposed to rabies is available online.

Swimming Pools 

The City of Manhattan Code Services issues permits and conducts inspections for swimming pools. For more information about obtaining a permit and required inspections visit the City of Manhattan Website.  

Notification of Enforcement Actions

Public Notifications

Local health departments have limited enforcement authority. In some instances, enforcement authority lies with outside agencies (Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Department of Agriculture , etc.)

As part of the annual review of trends in compliance, complaints and enforcement, the Health Department will send out the final review reports to the public and its partners. It will also post those on the website and on Facebook. Annual reports are available on the About Us Tab

The Health Department will notify the public of enforcement actions in a situation in which that notification, such as a restaurant license revocation, will help them decide about future actions to protect themselves from exposure.