Chapter 439
Administration of Public Health

Sections

439.005
Definitions.
439.010
Administration of chapter.
439.015
Acceptance and disbursement of federal appropriations
439.030
State Board of Health: Creation
439.040
State Board of Health: Term of office.
439.060
State Board of Health: Meetings
439.070
State Board of Health: Secretary
439.080
State Board of Health: Compensation of members and employees.
439.085
Chief Medical Officer: Appointment
439.095
Chief Medical Officer: Qualifications.
439.110
Chief Medical Officer: Devotion of time to official duties
439.130
Chief Medical Officer and Administrator: Duties.
439.135
Appointment of Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other agents by Administrator.
439.140
Appointment or removal of subordinate officer or employee of Division.
439.150
State Board of Health supreme in matters concerning health
439.155
Contracts for cooperation with governmental entities and others
439.160
Uniform compliance with provisions of chapter.
439.170
Prevention of sickness and disease
439.180
Biennial report to Director by Administrator.
439.190
Hearings and witnesses.
439.200
Regulations of State Board of Health: Adoption
439.230
Personal and statistical information to be secured from patient admitted or committed to public or private institution.
439.240
State Public Health Laboratory: Maintenance by University of Nevada School of Medicine
439.249
Continuing education and information concerning health of veterans
439.255
Masks and face shields for use in cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Regulations
439.258
Programs for treatment of persons who commit domestic violence
439.263
Policy of State concerning clinical trials
439.265
Immunization Information System: Establishment and administration
439.271
Definitions.
439.272
State Dental Health Officer: Appointment by Division
439.279
State Public Health Dental Hygienist: Appointment
439.280
County board of health: Composition
439.290
County health officer: Appointment
439.300
County health officer: Compensation.
439.310
County health officer: Vacancy
439.320
County health officer: Executive officer of county board of health
439.330
Deputy county health officer: Appointment
439.340
County board of health: Supervision by Division
439.350
County board of health: Duties.
439.360
County board of health: Powers.
439.361
Applicability.
439.362
Creation and composition of Health District
439.363
Health district fund: Creation.
439.364
District board of health: Meetings
439.365
District board of health: Budget
439.366
Powers and jurisdiction of district board of health and district health department
439.367
District board of health: Powers.
439.368
Appointment, duties and compensation of district health officer
439.369
Applicability.
439.370
Health district: Creation.
439.380
County or city board of health abolished upon creation of district board of health.
439.383
County boards of health within district abolished upon creation of district board of health.
439.385
City and town boards of health abolished upon creation of district board of health.
439.390
District board of health: Composition
439.400
Appointment, qualifications, powers and compensation of district health officer
439.410
Powers and jurisdiction of district board of health and district health department
439.420
City board of health: Creation by ordinance.
439.430
City board of health: Members
439.440
Inclusion of city in county or district health department.
439.450
Withdrawal of city from county or district health department
439.460
City board of health: Duties.
439.470
City board of health: Powers.
439.471
Applicability.
439.473
Authority of district health officer to issue order for extermination or abatement of nuisance
439.475
Notice of order for abatement of nuisance
439.477
Lien on real property for costs of abating nuisance
439.479
Regulations
439.480
Local health officer: Supervision
439.490
Abatement or removal of nuisance.
439.495
Establishment
439.496
Powers of Division to apply for and accept gifts, grants and bequests
439.501
Establishment.
439.505
Duties of Division.
439.507
Powers of Division to enter into contracts, to apply for and accept gifts, donations, bequests and grants and to apply for federal waivers
439.508
Definitions.
439.511
Creation
439.513
Employment of trainer for suicide prevention
439.514
Definitions.
439.515
“Advisory Council” defined.
439.516
“Program” defined.
439.517
Establishment
439.518
Advisory Council: Establishment
439.519
Advisory Council: Terms
439.521
Duties of Division.
439.522
Public hearings.
439.523
Authority of Division to enter into contracts and award grants.
439.525
Gifts, grants and contributions: Accounting
439.529
Administration
439.530
Treatment by prayer, mental or spiritual means
439.532
Testing and labeling of certain products containing cannabidiol
439.535
Clinic for immunization of children: Availability
439.537
Unlawful use of words or letters designating person as licensed or registered dietitian
439.538
Electronic transmission of health information: Exemption from state law concerning privacy or confidentiality of certain health information
439.539
Duty of Department to hold informational meetings to coordinate services for victims of sex trafficking.
439.540
Chapter does not alter powers of Commissioner of Food and Drugs or powers of Director of State Department of Agriculture.
439.550
Strict enforcement of chapter by local health officer.
439.560
Enforcement of chapter by public officers.
439.565
Injunctions against violations.
439.570
Health authority may report violation to district attorney or Attorney General
439.580
Penalties.
439.581
Definitions.
439.582
“Electronic health record” defined.
439.583
“Health care provider” defined.
439.584
“Health information exchange” defined.
439.585
“Person” defined.
439.587
Designation and duties of Director as state authority for health information technology
439.588
Certification for exchange required
439.589
Adoption of regulations to prescribe standards relating to electronic health records, health-related information and health information exchanges.
439.590
Limitations on use, release or publication of certain information
439.591
Patient not required to participate in health information exchange
439.592
Electronic health records, electronic signatures and electronically transmitted or retrieved health information deemed to comply with certain writing and signature requirements
439.593
Immunity from liability for health care provider who uses health information exchange.
439.595
Provision of information to electronic health record or participation in health information exchange not unfair trade practice.
439.600
Legislative declaration.
439.620
Creation and administration of Fund
439.630
Powers and duties of Department
439.635
Definitions.
439.640
“Household income” defined.
439.645
“Income” defined.
439.650
“Senior citizen” defined.
439.655
Administration: Powers and duties of Department.
439.660
Administration: Cooperation between state and local agencies.
439.665
Contracts to subsidize cost of prescription drugs, pharmaceutical services and other benefits
439.670
Request for subsidy
439.675
Denial of request for subsidy
439.680
Judicial review of decision to deny request for subsidy.
439.685
Revocation of subsidy and payment of restitution.
439.690
Restrictions on use of information contained in request for subsidy.
439.705
Definitions.
439.715
“Household income” defined.
439.725
“Income” defined.
439.735
Administration: Powers and duties of Department.
439.745
Contracts to subsidize cost of prescription drugs, pharmaceutical services and other benefits
439.755
Request for subsidy
439.765
Denial of request for subsidy
439.775
Judicial review of decision to deny request for subsidy.
439.785
Revocation of subsidy and payment of restitution.
439.795
Restrictions on use of information contained in request for subsidy.
439.800
Definitions.
439.802
“Facility-acquired infection” defined.
439.803
“Health facility” defined.
439.805
“Medical facility” defined.
439.810
“Patient” defined.
439.815
“Patient safety officer” defined.
439.820
“Provider of health care” defined.
439.830
“Sentinel event” defined.
439.835
Mandatory reporting of sentinel events.
439.837
Mandatory investigation of sentinel event by health facility
439.840
Reports of sentinel events: Duties of Division
439.841
Authority of Division to request additional information or to conduct audit or investigation
439.843
Annual summaries of reports of sentinel events
439.845
Analysis and reporting of trends regarding sentinel events
439.847
Participation in surveillance system by medical facilities and facilities for skilled nursing
439.855
Notification of patients involved in sentinel events.
439.856
Provision of certain information relating to facility-acquired infections to patients.
439.857
Procedure for informing patient, legal guardian or other person that patient at medical facility has infection
439.860
Inadmissibility of certain information in administrative or legal proceeding.
439.865
Patient safety plan: Development
439.870
Patient safety officer: Designation
439.873
Designation, duties and qualifications of infection control officer
439.875
Patient safety committee: Establishment
439.877
Patient safety checklists and patient safety policies: Adoption by patient safety committee
439.880
Immunity from criminal and civil liability.
439.885
Violation by health facility: Administrative sanction prohibited when voluntarily reported
439.890
Adoption of regulations.
439.902
Definitions.
439.904
“Commission” defined.
439.906
“Provider of health care” defined.
439.908
Creation
439.912
Meetings
439.914
Appointment, qualifications and duties of Executive Director
439.916
Systematic review of issues relating to health care.
439.918
Duty to facilitate collaboration and coordination between state governmental entities
439.942
Establishment
439.943
Authorized use
439.944
Access authorized to enter information and manage information and account.
439.945
Division authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with certain state and federal agencies to obtain information for inclusion.
439.946
Authorized collection, maintenance and storage of certain information on website.
439.947
Access to information.
439.948
Fees
439.950
Definitions.
439.955
“Emergency team” defined.
439.960
“Health care facility” defined.
439.965
“Provider of health care” defined.
439.970
Determination of public health emergency or other health event
439.973
Authority of Governor to request assistance from contiguous state in carrying out inspections.
439.975
Powers and duties of emergency team.
439.980
Duties of chair of emergency team.
439.983
Duties of emergency team upon resolution of public health emergency or other health event.
439.985
Legislative declaration of purpose.
439.986
“Sterile hypodermic device program” or “program” defined.
439.987
Establishment.
439.988
Guidelines governing operation.
439.989
Program to establish safety procedures, provide community outreach and report to State Board of Health.
439.990
Staff and volunteers to complete training
439.991
Program authorized to provide material for safer injection drug use and certain information.
439.992
Immunity from civil liability.
439.993
Confidentiality of records
439.994
Discrimination prohibited.
439.2711
“Advisory Committee” defined.
439.2712
“Program” defined.
439.2713
“Provider of oral health care” defined.
439.2791
State Program for Oral Health: Establishment
439.2792
Advisory Committee on the State Program for Oral Health: Creation
439.2793
Duties of Division.
439.2794
Powers of Division to enter into contracts to apply for and accept gifts, donations, bequests and grants and to apply for federal waivers
439.3685
Duties of district health officer concerning chief medical officer
439.4797
Powers of boards of health
439.4905
Payment of assessment
439.4921
Definitions.
439.4923
“Health care facility” defined.
439.4925
“Provider of health care” defined.
439.4927
“Sickle cell disease and its variants” defined.
439.4929
Establishment and maintenance of system for reporting information
439.4931
Regulations of State Board of Health.
439.4933
Records of health care facility: Availability to Chief Medical Officer
439.4935
Publication of reports
439.4937
Analysis of information, records and reports
439.4939
Gifts, grants and donations.
439.4941
Consent required before disclosure of identity of patient, physician or health care facility.
439.4943
Limitation on civil and criminal liability.
439.5075
Creation
439.5077
Duties.
439.5081
“State plan” defined.
439.5082
“Task Force” defined.
439.5083
Creation
439.5084
Chair and Vice Chair
439.5085
Duties
439.5102
“Committee” defined.
439.5104
Creation
439.5106
Powers and duties.
439.5108
Powers
439.5132
Creation
439.5134
Administration
439.5291
Definitions.
439.5292
“Provider of emergency medical services” defined.
439.5293
“Provider of health care” defined.
439.5294
“Registry” defined.
439.5295
Duty of Division to establish and maintain Registry
439.5296
Duties of Division to encourage and facilitate sharing and analysis of information and data.
439.5297
Duty of Division to adopt and carry out procedures for using Registry.