Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.856
Provision of certain information relating to facility-acquired infections to patients.


1.

A medical facility shall:

(a)

Provide to each patient of the medical facility, upon admission of the patient, the general and facility-specific information relating to facility-acquired infections required by subsection 2.

(b)

Post in publicly accessible areas of the medical facility information on reporting facility-acquired infections, including, without limitation, the contact information for making reports to the Division. Such information may be added to other required notices concerning the making of reports to the Division.

2.

The information provided to each patient pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must include, without limitation:

(a)

The measures used by the medical facility for preventing infections, including facility-acquired infections;

(b)

Information on determining whether a patient had an infection upon admission to the medical facility, risk factors for acquiring infections and determining whether an infection has been acquired;

(c)

Information on preventing facility-acquired infections;

(d)

Instructions for reporting facility-acquired infections, including, without limitation, the contact information for making reports to the Division; and

(e)

Any other information that the medical facility deems necessary.
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