Nevada Correctional Institutions; Aid to Victims of Crime
Sec. § 209.385
Testing offenders for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus; disclosure of name of offender whose tests are positive; segregation of offender; duties of Director.


Each offender committed to the custody of the Department for imprisonment shall submit to such initial tests as the Director determines appropriate to detect exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus. Each such test must be approved by regulation of the State Board of Health. At the time the offender is committed to custody and after an incident involving the offender:


The appropriate approved tests must be administered; and


The offender must receive counseling regarding the virus.


If the results of an initial test are positive, the offender shall submit to such supplemental tests as the Medical Director determines appropriate. Each such test must be approved for the purpose by regulation of the State Board of Health.


If the results of a supplemental test are positive, the name of the offender may be disclosed to:


The Director;


The administrative officers of the Department who are responsible for the classification and medical treatment of offenders;


The manager or warden of the facility or institution at which the offender is confined; and


Any other employee of the Department whose normal duties involve the employee with the offender or require the employee to come into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the offender.


The offender must be segregated from every other offender whose test results are negative if:


The results of a supplemental test are positive; and


The offender engages in behavior that increases the risk of transmitting the virus as determined by regulation of the Department.


The Director, with the approval of the Board:


Shall establish for inmates and employees of the Department an educational program regarding the virus whose curriculum is provided by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. A person who provides instruction for this program must be certified to do so by the Division.


May adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.


As used in this section, “incident” means an occurrence, of a kind specified by regulation of the State Board of Health or the Department, that entails a significant risk of exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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Feb. 5, 2021