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


1.

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

2.

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

(a)

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

(b)

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 health facility.

(c)

If the health facility is a medical facility:

(1)

Serve on the patient safety committee of the medical facility established pursuant to NRS 439.875; and

(2)

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