Institutional Services Division

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The Institutional Services division ensures the environmental health and regulatory compliance of facilities responsible for groups of children or adults.

  • Correctional Facilities
    The Institutional Services Division inspects Mississippi's correctional facilities, on their request, to ensure that they meet regulatory standards for environmental housing, food safety, and food nutrition.
    Correctional Facilities reports and information

  • Family Day Care Homes
    In-home day cares providing service for no more than five children are subject to inspection for compliance with federal standards for safety and environmental health.

  • Consumer Products Safety
    The Institutional Services division director works with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to determine how effectively consumer product recalls were carried out and whether they are in compliance with CPSC guidelines.

  • Environmental Lead
    On-site investigations are made for potential sources of lead exposure in homes or other settings where children have been found to have excessive blood levels of lead.

  • Schools
    School design and construction plans are reviewed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that they will be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.

    Radon detectors are placed and monitored in occupied school areas, including gymnasiums and cafeterias.


Contact the MSDH Institutional Services Division at 601-364-2714.

Last reviewed on Jul 13, 2024 request edits

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