Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.885
Violation by medical facility: Administrative sanction prohibited when voluntarily reported; administrative sanction imposed when not voluntarily reported; appeal of imposition of sanction; accounting and expenditure of money.


1.

If a medical facility:

(a)

Commits a violation of any provision of NRS 439.800 to 439.890, inclusive, or for any violation for which an administrative sanction pursuant to NRS 449.163 would otherwise be applicable; and

(b)

Of its own volition, reports the violation to the Administrator,
such a violation must not be used as the basis for imposing an administrative sanction pursuant to NRS 449.163.

2.

If a medical facility commits a violation of any provision of NRS 439.800 to 439.890, inclusive, and does not, of its own volition, report the violation to the Administrator, the Division may, in accordance with the provisions of subsection 3, impose an administrative sanction:

(a)

For failure to report a sentinel event, in an amount not to exceed $100 per day for each day after the date on which the sentinel event was required to be reported pursuant to NRS 439.835;

(b)

For failure to adopt and implement a patient safety plan pursuant to NRS 439.865, in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each month in which a patient safety plan was not in effect; and

(c)

For failure to establish a patient safety committee or failure of such a committee to meet pursuant to the requirements of NRS 439.875, in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each violation of that section.

3.

Before the Division imposes an administrative sanction pursuant to subsection 2, the Division shall provide the medical facility with reasonable notice. The notice must contain the legal authority, jurisdiction and reasons for the action to be taken. If a medical facility wants to contest the action, the facility may file an appeal pursuant to the regulations of the State Board of Health adopted pursuant to NRS 449.165 and 449.170. Upon receiving notice of an appeal, the Division shall hold a hearing in accordance with those regulations.

4.

An administrative sanction collected pursuant to this section must be accounted for separately and used by the Division to provide training and education to employees of the Division, employees of medical facilities and members of the general public regarding issues relating to the provision of quality and safe health care.
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Oct. 16, 2019