Reporting And Data

*Updated in the 81st Legislative Session effective 10/1/2021* Every provider of health care must report burns caused by an open flame, explosion, or flash fire including second or third degree burns to 5% or more of the body; burns to the upper respiratory tract or laryngeal adema resulting from inhalation of heated air; or burns which may result in death to the local fire department (counties w/populations > 100,000) or to the Nevada State Fire Marshall (counties w/populations < 100,000).

Facilities must report patient or staff death or serious injury associated with a burn incurred from any source in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting, including operating room flash fires (second-degree), hot water, sunburn in the patient with decreased ability to sense pain, and smoking in the patient care environment.

Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.