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.
State of Nevada Healthcare License types now required by SB457 from the 2019 legislative session, and implemented as of 1/1/20, to report to the Sentinel Events Registry include the following:
Annually, on or before March 1 of each year
Nevada State Health Division via RedCAPS
500 Damonte Ranch Parkway
Reno, NV 895201
Phone: (775) 684-5297
4126 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 684-5911
3811 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 486-3568
NRS 439.840 Reports of sentinel events: Duties of Division; confidentiality.
1. The Division shall:
(b) Ensure that such reports, and any additional documents created from such reports, are protected adequately from fire, theft, loss, destruction and other hazards and from unauthorized access;
(c) Annually prepare a report of sentinel events reported pursuant to NRS 439.835 by a health facility, including, without limitation, the type of event, the number of events, the rate of occurrence of events, and the health facility which reported the event, and provide the report for inclusion on the Internet website maintained pursuant to NRS 439A.270; and
(d) Annually prepare a summary of the reports received pursuant to NRS 439.835 and provide a summary for inclusion on the Internet website maintained pursuant to NRS 439A.270. The Division shall maintain the confidentiality of the patient, the provider of health care or other member of the staff of the health facility identified in the reports submitted pursuant to NRS 439.835 when preparing the annual summary pursuant to this paragraph.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 239.0115, reports received pursuant to NRS 439.835 and subsection 1 of NRS 439.843 and any additional information requested by the Division pursuant to NRS 439.841 are confidential, not subject to subpoena or discovery and not subject to inspection by the general public.
3. The report prepared pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 must provide to the public information concerning each health facility which provided medical services and care in the immediately preceding calendar year and must:
(a) Be presented in a manner that allows a person to view and compare the information for the health facilities;
(b) Be readily accessible and understandable by a member of the general public;
(c) Use standard statistical methodology, including without limitation, risk-adjusted methodology when applicable, and include the description of the methodology and data limitations contained in the report;
(d) Not identify a patient, provider of health care or other member of the staff of the health facility; and
(e) Not be reported for a health facility if reporting the data would risk identifying a patient.
NRS 439.843 Annual summaries of reports of sentinel events; compilation by Division; confidentiality; posting of patient safety plans by Department on Internet website.
1. On or before March 1 of each year, each health facility shall provide to the Division, in the form prescribed by the State Board of Health, a summary of the reports submitted by the health facility pursuant to NRS 439.835 during the immediately preceding calendar year. The summary must include, without limitation:
(a) The total number and types of sentinel events reported by the health facility, if any;
(b) For a medical facility:
(1) A copy of the most current patient safety plan established pursuant to NRS 439.865; and
(2) A summary of the membership and activities of the patient safety committee established pursuant to NRS 439.875; and
(c) Any other information required by the State Board of Health concerning the reports submitted by the health facility pursuant to NRS 439.835.
Activities of healthcare facilities associated with the Sentinel Events Registry include: