Hospitals are requested to complete a daily log on patients that need to be discharged to a lower level of care in order to help track the COVID-19 bed crisis throughout the State of Nevada.
Reporting is via a spreadsheet that is to be uploaded to a secure (SFTP) site requiring a login. Please contact NRHP if you do not have access to this spreadsheet.
1. If an emergency facility, a health care provider or a pharmacy reports information to a health authority pursuant to NAC 441A.920, 441A.925 or 441A.930 and the health authority obtains an epidemiological analysis of that information which reveals a pattern of illness that suggests a potential outbreak of illness or other public health emergency, the health authority may require the emergency facility, health care provider or pharmacy to report additional information, which may include, without limitation, information of a personal nature about a patient.
2. Information of a personal nature about a patient that is reported to a health authority pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be confidential medical information that is subject to the provisions of NRS 441A.220.
(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R087-08, eff. 1-13-2011)
NRS 441A.220 Confidentiality of information; permissible disclosure. All information of a personal nature about any person provided by any other person reporting a case or suspected case of a communicable disease or drug overdose, or by any person who has a communicable disease or has suffered a drug overdose, or as determined by investigation of the health authority, is confidential medical information and must not be disclosed to any person under any circumstances, including pursuant to any subpoena, search warrant or discovery proceeding, except:
1. As otherwise provided in NRS 439.538.
2. For statistical purposes, provided that the identity of the person is not discernible from the information disclosed.
3. In a prosecution for a violation of this chapter.
4. In a proceeding for an injunction brought pursuant to this chapter.
5. In reporting the actual or suspected abuse or neglect of a child or elderly person.
6. To any person who has a medical need to know the information for his or her own protection or for the well-being of a patient or dependent person, as determined by the health authority in accordance with regulations of the Board.
7. If the person who is the subject of the information consents in writing to the disclosure.
9. If the disclosure is made to the Department of Health and Human Services and the person about whom the disclosure is made has been diagnosed as having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or an illness related to the human immunodeficiency virus and is a recipient of or an applicant for Medicaid.
10. To a firefighter, police officer or person providing emergency medical services if the Board has determined that the information relates to a communicable disease significantly related to that occupation. The information must be disclosed in the manner prescribed by the Board.
11. If the disclosure is authorized or required by NRS 239.0115 or another specific statute.