Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444.330
Division to supervise sanitation of certain state institutions; regulations; inspections and reports.


1.

The Division has supervision over the sanitation, healthfulness, cleanliness and safety, as it pertains to the foregoing matters, of the following state institutions:

(a)

Institutions and facilities of the Department of Corrections.

(b)

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.

(c)

Nevada Youth Training Center, Caliente Youth Center and any other state facility for the detention of children that is operated pursuant to title 5 of NRS.

(d)

Nevada System of Higher Education.

2.

The State Board of Health may adopt regulations pertaining thereto as are necessary to promote properly the sanitation, healthfulness, cleanliness and, as it pertains to the foregoing matters, the safety of those institutions.

3.

The Chief Medical Officer or an authorized agent of the Officer shall inspect those institutions at least once each calendar year and whenever he or she deems an inspection necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The inspection of any state facility for the detention of children that is operated pursuant to title 5 of NRS must include, without limitation, an inspection of all areas where food is prepared and served, bathrooms, areas used for sleeping, common areas and areas located outdoors that are used by children at the facility.

4.

The Chief Medical Officer shall publish reports of the inspections of any state facility for the detention of children that is operated pursuant to title 5 of NRS and may publish reports of the inspections of other state institutions.

5.

All persons charged with the duty of maintenance and operation of the institutions named in this section shall operate the institutions in conformity with the regulations adopted by the State Board of Health pursuant to subsection 2.

6.

The Chief Medical Officer or an authorized agent of the Officer may, in carrying out the provisions of this section, enter upon any part of the premises of any of the institutions named in this section over which he or she has jurisdiction, to determine the sanitary conditions of the institutions and to determine whether the provisions of this section and the regulations of the State Board of Health pertaining thereto are being violated.
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Feb. 5, 2021