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Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Isolation, or Abandonment of Older or Vulnerable Person

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.

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CARA Plan of Care/Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (CARA/CAPTA)

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 […]

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Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

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 […]

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Mistreatment, Neglect, Abuse, Injuries of Residents

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 […]

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Physical Assault - Death/Serious Injury (Sentinel Event 7D)

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.

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Sexual Abuse/Assault (Sentinel Event 7C)

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.

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Sexual Offense Against a Child

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.

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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.