Reporting of MIS-C associated with COVID-19 is required under Nevada's communicable disease reporting statutes and regulations as an "extraordinary occurrence of illness". The case definition of MIS-C is: an individual aged <21 years presenting with fever, laboratory evidence of inflammation, and evidence of clinically severe illness requiring hospitalization, with multisystem (>2) organ involvement (cardiac, renal, respiratory, hematologic, gastrointestinal, dermatologic or neurological); AND no alternative plausible diagnoses; AND positive for current or recent SARS-CoV-2 infection by RT-PCR, serology, or antigen test; or exposure to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case within the 4 weeks prior to the onset of symptoms.
A provider of health care who knows of, or provides services to, a person who has or is suspected of having MIS-C.
A medical facility in which more than one provider of health care may know of, or provide services to, a person who has or is suspected of having MIS-C.
Immediately for confirmed and suspected cases of MIS-C.
Health care providers should immediately notify both infection control personnel at their health care facility and their
local/state health department in the event of a probable or confirmed case of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a report of a case or suspected case, which is required to be made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, must be made to the health authority during the regular business hours of the health authority on the first working day following the identification of the case or suspected case. The report may be made by:
(b) Telecopy, in the form prescribed by the health authority; or
(c) Any form of electronic communication identified by the health authority, in the form and manner specified by the health authority.
For More Information: Please contact DPBH M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (775)-684-5911. The after-hours line can be contacted at (775)-400-0333.
NRS 441A.920 Criminal penalty and administrative fine for failure to comply with regulations or requirements of chapter. Every provider of health care, medical facility or medical laboratory that willfully fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any regulation of the Board relating to the reporting of a communicable disease or drug overdose or any requirement of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition, may be subject to an administrative fine of $1,000 for each violation, as determined by the Board.
Additional liability to third parties who are infected/injured by non-reported patient.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a report of a case or suspected case, which is required to be made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, must be made to the health authority during the regular business hours of the health authority on the first working day following the identification of the case or suspected case.
2. A report must be made immediately after identifying a case having or a suspected case considered to have:
(d) Extraordinary occurrence of illness;