Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.855
Notification of patients involved in sentinel events.


1.

Each medical facility that is located within this state shall designate a representative for the notification of patients who have been involved in sentinel events at that medical facility.

2.

A representative designated pursuant to subsection 1 shall, not later than 7 days after discovering or becoming aware of a sentinel event that occurred at the medical facility, provide notice of that fact to each patient who was involved in that sentinel event.

3.

The provision of notice to a patient pursuant to subsection 2 must not, in any action or proceeding, be considered an acknowledgment or admission of liability.

4.

A representative designated pursuant to subsection 1 may or may not be the same person who serves as the facilitys patient safety officer.
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Oct. 23, 2019