Division of Environmental Health
The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) administers the island’s environmental public health programs. DEH is governed by 22 legislative mandates and 2 executive orders.
The mission of the Division of Environmental Health of the Department of Public Health and Social Services is to serve and protect the people of Guam from environmental hazards through education and the implementation of governing laws designed to prevent injuries, disabilities, diseases, and deaths.
Our vision: The people of Guam are not adversely impacted by their environment through the effective operation of DEH programs resulting in a healthier and more knowledgeable population.
Inside the Division of Environmental Health
The Bureau of Animal and Vector Control administers the programs associated with the surveillance and control of animals and vectors.
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.
The Consumer Commodities Program conducts inspections and investigations of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and retail hazardous substances to ensure misbranded or adulterated products are not imported, distributed, or sold on Guam.
The Section accepts, reviews, and processes applications for the issuance of Health Certificates, Controlled Substances Registrations, Sanitary Permits, and Disinterment/Reinterment documents.
The Support Services Section provides planning, analytical, educational, and other support needs to division programs and its personnel.
The Office of the Administrator administers the island-wide environmental health programs of the Division of Environmental Health.