NRS 441A.220
Confidentiality of information

  • permissible disclosure.

All information of a personal nature about any person provided by any other person reporting a case or suspected case of a communicable disease or drug overdose, or by any person who has a communicable disease or has suffered a drug overdose, or as determined by investigation of the health authority, is confidential medical information and must not be disclosed to any person under any circumstances, including pursuant to any subpoena, search warrant or discovery proceeding, except:


As otherwise provided in NRS 439.538.


For statistical purposes, provided that the identity of the person is not discernible from the information disclosed.


In a prosecution for a violation of this chapter.


In a proceeding for an injunction brought pursuant to this chapter.


In reporting the actual or suspected abuse or neglect of a child or elderly person.


To any person who has a medical need to know the information for his or her own protection or for the well-being of a patient or dependent person, as determined by the health authority in accordance with regulations of the Board.


If the person who is the subject of the information consents in writing to the disclosure.


Pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 441A.320 or NRS 629.069.


If the disclosure is made to the Department of Health and Human Services and the person about whom the disclosure is made has been diagnosed as having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or an illness related to the human immunodeficiency virus and is a recipient of or an applicant for Medicaid.


To a firefighter, police officer or person providing emergency medical services if the Board has determined that the information relates to a communicable disease significantly related to that occupation. The information must be disclosed in the manner prescribed by the Board.


If the disclosure is authorized or required by NRS 239.0115 or another specific statute.

Source: Section 441A.220 — Confidentiality of information; permissible disclosure., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-441A.­html#NRS441ASec220.

Reporting occurrences of communicable diseases to health authority
Investigation: Powers of health authority to conduct investigation of communicable disease
Investigation: Powers of health authority to conduct investigation of infectious disease or exposure to biological, radiological or chemical agent
Investigation: Powers of health authority to access medical records, laboratory records and other information in possession of health care provider or medical facility
Investigation: Subpoena to compel production of medical records, laboratory records and other information
Investigation: Law enforcement agencies and political subdivisions authorized to share certain information and medical records with state and local health authorities
Investigation: Powers of health authority to issue cease and desist order to health care provider or medical facility
Weekly reports to Chief Medical Officer.
Contagious person to prevent exposure to others
Control of disease within schools, child care facilities, medical facilities and correctional facilities.
Testing of person or decedent who may have exposed law enforcement officer, correctional officer, emergency medical attendant, firefighter, county coroner or medical examiner, person employed by or volunteering for agency of criminal justice or certain other public employees or volunteers to communicable disease.
Right to receive treatment from physician or clinic of choice
Rights and duties of person who depends exclusively on prayer for healing.
Confidentiality of information
Disclosure of personal information prohibited without consent.
Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

§ 441A.220’s source at nv​.us