Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.592
Electronic health records, electronic signatures and electronically transmitted or retrieved health information deemed to comply with certain writing and signature requirements; information maintained or transmitted in electronic health record or retrieved by a health information exchange deemed to comply with certain confidentiality requirements; exception.


1.

Except as otherwise prohibited by federal law:

(a)

If a statute or regulation requires that a health care record, prescription, medical directive or other health-related document be in writing, or that such a record, prescription, directive or document be signed, an electronic health record, an electronic signature or the transmittal or retrieval of health information in accordance with the provisions of NRS 439.581 to 439.595, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of the statute or regulation.

(b)

If a statute or regulation requires that a health care record or information contained in a health care record be kept confidential, maintaining, transmitting or retrieving that information in an electronic health record or by a health information exchange in accordance with the provisions of NRS 439.581 to 439.595, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto concerning the confidentiality of records shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of the statute or regulation.

2.

As used in this section, health care record has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 629.021.
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Nov. 17, 2019