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Each consumer admitted to a facility for evaluation, treatment or training has rights (pursuant to NRS 433.456 to 433.536) that can only be denied to protect the consumer’s health and safety or to protect the health and safety of others, or both. Any time this occurs, the Administrator of the Facility must be noticed and a full report must be made to the NV Commission on Behavioral Health.

*Added during the 81st Legislative Session* A hospital shall notify the Department of any merger, acquisition or joint venture with any entity, including, without limitation, a physician group practice, to which the hospital is a party or any contract for the management of the hospital not later than 60 days after the finalization of the transaction or execution of the contract for management, as applicable.

A provider of health care who knows of, or provides services to, a person who has or is suspected of having a communicable disease (including animal bites and vaccine reactions) shall report that fact to the health authority in the manner prescribed by the regulations of the Board. A laboratory director shall, in the manner prescribed by the Board, notify the health authority of the identification by his or her medical laboratory of the presence of any communicable disease in the jurisdiction of that health authority.

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.

Each medical facility shall provide to the Division, in the form prescribed by the State Board of Health, a summary of the reports submitted by the medical facility regarding sentinel events during the immediately preceding calendar year.

Any business or individual who has custody of abandoned property that belongs to another business or individual is considered to be a "Holder".  Any business that takes deposits, issues refunds, has payroll, etc. can be a Holder and must file a report with the Nevada Treasurer's Office annually disclosing any abandoned property. Even if there is no unclaimed property, a "negative report" indicating such must be filed.

Hospitals must file a copy of the Medicare Cost Report, with the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP).

*Added during the 81st Legislative Session* The Nevada State Board of Health will adopt regulations prescribing which providers of health care must report a case or suspected case of attempted suicide and the manner in which to report.

*Added during the 81st Legislative Session* Hospitals, medical laboratories, and other facilities that provide screening, diagnostic or therapeutic services to patients with respect to lupus and its variants shall report information prescribed by the State Board of Health to the Nevada State Chief Medical Officer.

*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).

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.