Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.870
Patient safety officer: Designation; duties.


1.

A medical facility shall designate an officer or employee of the facility to serve as the patient safety officer of the medical facility.

2.

The person who is designated as the patient safety officer of a medical facility shall:

(a)

Serve on the patient safety committee.

(b)

Supervise the reporting of all sentinel events alleged to have occurred at the medical facility, including, without limitation, performing the duties required pursuant to NRS 439.835.

(c)

Take such action as he or she determines to be necessary to ensure the safety of patients as a result of an investigation of any sentinel event alleged to have occurred at the medical facility.

(d)

Report to the patient safety committee regarding any action taken in accordance with paragraph (c).
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