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Reporting And Data

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 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.

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.