A Long Term Care (LTC) facility shall ensure that all crimes or alleged violations involving abuse, neglect, exploitation or mistreatment, including injuries of unknown source and misappropriation of resident property, are reported immediately, but not later than 2 hours after the allegation is made, if the events that cause the allegation involve abuse or result in serious bodily injury, or not later than 24 hours if the events that cause the allegation do not involve abuse and do not result in serious bodily injury, to the administrator of the facility and to other officials (including to the State Survey Agency and adult protective services where state law provides for jurisdiction in long-term care facilities). Additionally, these violations or alleged violations must be investigated and the results of the investigation must be reported to the Bureau within 5 days.
A provider of health care who delivers or provides medical services to an infant in a medical facility and who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the infant was born with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, is affected by prenatal substance abuse or is experiencing symptoms of withdrawal from a substance as a result of exposure to the substance in utero, shall ensure that a CARA Plan of Care is established for the infant before the infant is discharged from the medical facility.
A person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that another person has committed a violent or sexual offense against a child who is 12 years of age or younger shall report to a law enforcement agency. Note: You do not need to make a duplicate report if you already reported under NRS 432B.220.
Facilities must report sexual abuse/assault on a patient or staff member within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting. Language and definitions may vary based on state statute; however, the principle and intent remain regardless of language required based on jurisdiction.
Facilities must report death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting. Language and definitions may vary based on state statute; however, the principle and intent remain regardless of language required based on jurisdiction.
Any licensed health care professional or hospital personnel who in a professional or occupational capacity knows or has reasonable cause to believe that an older person (elder abuse) or vulnerable person has been abused, neglected, exploited, isolated or abandoned shall report the abuse or neglect.
Any licensed health care professional or hospital personnel who has reasonable knowledge to believe that a child under 18 has been abused or neglected shall report the abuse or neglect. Additionally, if the reporter has reason to believe that a newborn infant has been affected by a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or prenatal substance abuse or has withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure an agency which provides child welfare services of the condition of the infant shall be notified and each person who is responsible for the welfare of the infant shall be referred to an agency which provides child welfare services for appropriate counseling, training or other services.