Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.472
Persons required to report on conduct constituting violation of licensees or holders of certificates; voluntary reports; immunity from civil liability.


1.

The following persons shall report in writing to the Executive Director of the Board any conduct of a licensee or holder of a certificate which constitutes a violation of the provisions of this chapter:

(a)

Any physician, dentist, dental hygienist, chiropractor, optometrist, podiatric physician, medical examiner, resident, intern, professional or practical nurse, nursing assistant, medication aide - certified, perfusionist, physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 630 or 633 of NRS, psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, clinical professional counselor, alcohol or drug counselor, music therapist, driver of an ambulance, paramedic or other person providing medical services licensed or certified to practice in this State.

(b)

Any personnel of a medical facility or facility for the dependent engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment of persons or an administrator, manager or other person in charge of a medical facility or facility for the dependent upon notification by a member of the staff of the facility.

(c)

A coroner.

(d)

Any person who maintains or is employed by an agency to provide personal care services in the home.

(e)

Any person who operates, who is employed by or who contracts to provide services for an intermediary service organization as defined in NRS 449.4304.

(f)

Any person who maintains or is employed by an agency to provide nursing in the home.

(g)

Any employee of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(h)

Any employee of a law enforcement agency or a county’s office for protective services or an adult or juvenile probation officer.

(i)

Any person who maintains or is employed by a facility or establishment that provides care for older persons.

(j)

Any person who maintains, is employed by or serves as a volunteer for an agency or service which advises persons regarding the abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older person and refers them to persons and agencies where their requests and needs can be met.

(k)

Any social worker.

(l)

Any person who operates or is employed by a community health worker pool or with whom a community health worker pool contracts to provide the services of a community health worker, as defined in NRS 449.0027.

(m)

Any person who operates or is employed by a peer support recovery organization.

2.

Every physician who, as a member of the staff of a medical facility or facility for the dependent, has reason to believe that a nursing assistant or medication aide - certified has engaged in conduct which constitutes grounds for the denial, suspension or revocation of a certificate shall notify the superintendent, manager or other person in charge of the facility. The superintendent, manager or other person in charge shall make a report as required in subsection 1.

3.

A report may be filed by any other person.

4.

Any person who in good faith reports any violation of the provisions of this chapter to the Executive Director of the Board pursuant to this section is immune from civil liability for reporting the violation.

5.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Agency to provide personal care services in the home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.0021.

(b)

“Community health worker pool” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.0028.

(c)

“Peer support recovery organization” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.01563.
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