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Blindness

Latest Update: August 11, 2020
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Reporting Information

Hospitals, medical clinics, and similar institutions must report information on persons who are blind or night-blind or whose vision is severely impaired; or whose vision has been restored.

Responsible Party

Who Must Report?

(a) Hospitals, medical clinics and similar institutions which treat persons who are blind, night-blind or whose vision is severely impaired; and

(b) Agencies of the State and political subdivisions which provide special tax consideration for blindness.

Deadlines

When Do I Report?

Within 30 days after learning such information

Method

How Do I Report?

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Reno/Sparks/Carson City (775) 684-4DMV (4368)
Las Vegas Area (702) 486-4DMV (4368)
Rural Nevada or Outside Nevada (877) 368-7828
Fax: (775) 684-4829
Website: www.dmvnv.com

Benefit/Penalty

Why Should I Report?

Liability to third parties who are later injured by the non-reported patient for negligence

Authority

The legal mandate requiring reporting

NRS 483.800  Information to be furnished to Department; establishment of registry; regulations; maintenance of file; confidentiality; exception; penalty.

      1.  The following sources shall submit, within 30 days after learning such information, to the Department the name, address, birth date, social security number, visual acuity and any other information which may be required by regulation of the Department, of persons who are blind or night-blind or whose vision is severely impaired and shall designate whether the person is blind, night-blind or has severely impaired vision:

      (a) Hospitals, medical clinics and similar institutions which treat persons who are blind, night-blind or whose vision is severely impaired; and

      (b) Agencies of the State and political subdivisions which provide special tax consideration for blindness.

      2.  When any source described in subsection 1 learns that vision has been restored to any person whose name appears in the registry established pursuant to subsection 3, the fact of restoration of vision must be reported to the registry within 30 days after learning of that fact.

      3.  The Department may establish a registry for the purposes of this section and adopt regulations governing reports to and operation of the registry.

      4.  The Department shall maintain a file of the names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers of persons who are blind or night-blind or whose vision is severely impaired.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, all information learned by the Department pursuant to this section is confidential and any person who, without the consent of the person concerned, reveals that information for purposes other than those specified in this section, or other than for administration of the Program for Supplemental Security Income, including State Supplementary Assistance pursuant to chapter 422 or 422A of NRS, or services to persons who are blind pursuant to NRS 426.517 to 426.610, inclusive, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1522; A 1975, 10131981, 19121985, 19411993, 20682005, 6302005, 22nd Special Session, 622007, 21162017, 265)

Codes

Any associated codes (ICD-10)

The DMV Form titled "Confidential Physician's Report" (DLD-7) includes ICD-9 codes. NAC 483.077 includes the following  ICD-9 codes that an applicant for a driver's license of identification card can request be imprinted on his or her driver's license or identification card. We've included the approximate converted ICD-10 code.

Code 369.00, indicating a person with blindness and low vision;

  • ICD-9-CM 369.00 converts approximately to:

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.