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Reporting And Data

Qualified laboratories, offices of providers, and medical facilities shall report any result of a blood test for lead screening obtained by using a capillary specimen and which indicates an amount of lead in the blood that is greater than the amount designated by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Laboratories who are processing and testing samples from Nevada residents are required under severe penalties to report all COVID-19 test results to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health within 24 hours from analysis through an established reporting method. *New*: Laboratories must additionally submit all positive samples of SARS-Co-V-2 with a cycle threshold of (Ct) <30 to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory for genomic sequencing.

The director or other person in charge of a medical laboratory shall report as required by this section the results of any test confirming the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); or if the test was conducted to monitor the progression of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, including, without limitation, all levels of CD4, and both detectable and undetectable viral loads.

Facilities must report patient death or serious injury resulting from the irretrievable loss of an irreplaceable biological specimen, including events where specimens are misidentified, where another procedure cannot be done to produce a specimen, and including progression of an undiagnosed disease or threat of disease that changes the patient's risk status for life, requiring monitoring not needed before the event.

Facilities must report patient death or serious injury resulting from failure to follow up or communicate laboratory, pathology, or radiology test results. Includes events where failure to report increased neonatal bilirubin levels result in kernicterus. Examples of serious injury are a new diagnosis, or an advancing stage of an existing diagnosis (e.g., cancer). Failure to follow up or communicate can be limited to healthcare staff or can involve communication to the patient.

Hospitals, medical laboratories and other facilities that provide screening, diagnostic or therapeutic services to patients with respect to cancer and other neoplasms shall report information on cases of cancer and other neoplasms, which are specified by the State Board of Health as subject to reporting, to the system.

DISCLAIMER
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.