Chapter 439 Administration of Public Health

Sections

439.005
Definitions.
439.010
Administration of chapter.
439.015
Acceptance and disbursement of federal appropriations; deposit to State Division of Public and Behavioral Health Federal Account.
439.030
State Board of Health: Creation; members; qualifications.
439.040
State Board of Health: Term of office.
439.060
State Board of Health: Meetings; quorum.
439.070
State Board of Health: Secretary; Executive Officer.
439.080
State Board of Health: Compensation of members and employees.
439.085
Chief Medical Officer: Appointment; unclassified service.
439.095
Chief Medical Officer: Qualifications.
439.110
Chief Medical Officer: Devotion of time to official duties; cooperation with Nevada System of Higher Education; maintenance of clinical practice.
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; Department designated agency for federal cooperation; fees.
439.155
Contracts for cooperation with governmental entities and others; effect of payments to Division for such cooperation; immunity from and limitations on liability not waived.
439.160
Uniform compliance with provisions of chapter.
439.170
Prevention of sickness and disease; legal action for enforcement of laws and regulations.
439.180
Biennial report to Director by Administrator.
439.190
Hearings and witnesses.
439.200
Regulations of State Board of Health: Adoption; effect; variances; distribution.
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; branch laboratories; purpose; administration; reports.
439.255
Masks and face shields for use in cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Regulations; provision to peace officers and firefighters; waiver of requirements; civil immunity for use.
439.258
Programs for treatment of persons who commit domestic violence; regulations.
439.263
Policy of State concerning clinical trials; duties of Division to carry out policy; acceptance of gifts, grants and donations.
439.265
Immunization Information System: Establishment and administration; duty to report information concerning immunization administered to child; contents and form of report; parent or guardian to be provided information concerning System; parent or guardian may decline inclusion of information in System; disclosure of information; regulations.
439.271
Definitions.
439.272
State Dental Health Officer: Appointment by Division; classification; qualifications; duties; outside pursuits; solicitation and acceptance of gifts and grants.
439.279
State Public Health Dental Hygienist: Appointment; classification; qualifications; duties; outside pursuits; solicitation and acceptance of gifts and grants.
439.280
County board of health: Composition; officers; service without additional compensation.
439.290
County health officer: Appointment; qualifications; term.
439.300
County health officer: Compensation.
439.310
County health officer: Vacancy; appointment by Chief Medical Officer.
439.320
County health officer: Executive officer of county board of health; may be county physician.
439.330
Deputy county health officer: Appointment; compensation; duties.
439.340
County board of health: Supervision by Division; reports.
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; appointment and terms of members of district board of health and public health advisory board; duty of district board of health to maintain records; prohibition on local boards of health.
439.363
Health district fund: Creation.
439.364
District board of health: Meetings; quorum; duties.
439.365
District board of health: Budget; adoption by board of county commissioners; annual allocation.
439.366
Powers and jurisdiction of district board of health and district health department; regulations of district board of health.
439.367
District board of health: Powers.
439.368
Appointment, duties and compensation of district health officer; duties of district board of health concerning district health officer; clinical program requiring medical assessment must be supervised by physician.
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; qualifications of members.
439.400
Appointment, qualifications, powers and compensation of district health officer; clinical program requiring medical assessment must be supervised by physician.
439.410
Powers and jurisdiction of district board of health and district health department; regulations of district board of health.
439.420
City board of health: Creation by ordinance.
439.430
City board of health: Members; appointments; qualifications and compensation of city health officer.
439.440
Inclusion of city in county or district health department.
439.450
Withdrawal of city from county or district health department; re-establishment of city 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; authorized actions.
439.475
Notice of order for abatement of nuisance; duty of health district if owner fails to comply with order.
439.477
Lien on real property for costs of abating nuisance; action to foreclose lien.
439.479
Regulations; enforcement; notice to district board of health of failure to maintain rental dwelling unit in habitable condition.
439.480
Local health officer: Supervision; jurisdiction.
439.490
Abatement or removal of nuisance.
439.495
Establishment; purpose.
439.496
Powers of Division to apply for and accept gifts, grants and bequests; disposition of money; administration of account.
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; disposition of money; administration of account.
439.508
Definitions.
439.511
Creation; purposes; employment of Coordinator; qualifications of Coordinator; duties of Coordinator.
439.513
Employment of trainer for suicide prevention; qualifications; duties.
439.514
Definitions.
439.515
“Advisory Council” defined.
439.516
“Program” defined.
439.517
Establishment; purpose.
439.518
Advisory Council: Establishment; purpose; appointment of members.
439.519
Advisory Council: Terms; Chair; appointment of committees and subcommittees; removal of nonlegislative members; administrative support; establishment of advisory group to study delivery of health care through patient-centered medical homes; quorum; meetings; compensation.
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; use; administration.
439.529
Administration; duties of Director; use of other programs; prohibition against commingling of money; money for program to be accounted for separately.
439.530
Treatment by prayer, mental or spiritual means; no compulsion to submit to medical treatment.
439.535
Clinic for immunization of children: Availability; immunity of personnel from criminal and civil liability.
439.537
Unlawful use of words or letters designating person as licensed or registered dietitian; penalty.
439.538
Electronic transmission of health information: Exemption from state law concerning privacy or confidentiality of certain health information; ability of person to opt out of electronic disclosure 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; initiation and prosecution of action.
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; authorization to establish or contract with exchange; adoption of regulations and other necessary actions authorized.
439.588
Certification for exchange required; disciplinary action for failure to comply with law; administrative fine for operating without certification; regulations.
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; penalty for unauthorized access to electronic health record or health information exchange; establishment of complaint system.
439.591
Patient not required to participate in health information exchange; notification to patient of breach of confidentiality of electronic health records or health information exchange; patient access to electronic health records.
439.592
Electronic health records, electronic signatures and electronically transmitted or retrieved health information deemed to comply with certain writing and signature requirements; information maintained or transmitted in electronic health record or retrieved by a health information exchange deemed to comply with certain confidentiality requirements; exception.
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; appropriation and expenditure of contents.
439.630
Powers and duties of Department; eligibility of veterans for certain benefits or services available to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and other specified persons; submission of biennial report by Grants Management Advisory Committee, Nevada Commission on Aging and Nevada Commission on Services for Persons with Disabilities.
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; eligibility for and amount of subsidies; copayments; waiver of eligibility requirements; coverage provided by Federal Government; authority of Department to change programs; eligibility of veterans for subsidies.
439.670
Request for subsidy; action on request; payment of subsidy.
439.675
Denial of request for subsidy; repayment of amount received pursuant to fraudulent request.
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; eligibility for and amount of subsidies; copayments; waiver of eligibility requirements; coverage provided by Federal Government; authority of Department to change programs; eligibility of veterans for subsidies.
439.755
Request for subsidy; action on request; payment of subsidy.
439.765
Denial of request for subsidy; repayment of amount received pursuant to fraudulent request.
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.
439.805
“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 medical facility.
439.840
Reports of sentinel events: Duties of Division; confidentiality.
439.841
Authority of Division to request additional information or to conduct audit or investigation; report of findings; payment of costs.
439.843
Annual summaries of reports of sentinel events; compilation by Division; confidentiality; posting of patient safety plans by Department on Internet website.
439.845
Analysis and reporting of trends regarding sentinel events; treatment of certain information regarding corrective action by medical facility.
439.847
Participation in surveillance system by medical facilities and facilities for skilled nursing; access, analysis and reporting of information submitted to surveillance system by Division; regulations.
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; immunity from liability for providing certain information.
439.860
Inadmissibility of certain information in administrative or legal proceeding.
439.865
Patient safety plan: Development; inclusion of infection control program to prevent and control infections; approval; notice; compliance; annual review and update.
439.870
Patient safety officer: Designation; duties.
439.873
Designation, duties and qualifications of infection control officer; required ratio of patients to employees with certain training in infection control; Division to provide education and technical assistance.
439.875
Patient safety committee: Establishment; composition; meetings; duties; proceedings and records are privileged.
439.877
Patient safety checklists and patient safety policies: Adoption by patient safety committee; required provisions; duties of patient safety committee.
439.880
Immunity from criminal and civil liability.
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.
439.890
Adoption of regulations.
439.942
Establishment; requirements to become client; administrators; confidentiality; protection of information; maintenance.
439.943
Authorized use; inclusion of relevant publicly available information.
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; regulations.
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; executive order of Governor; designation of emergency team; chair; Attorney General designated legal counsel to emergency team.
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; requirements for 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; use of information.
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; purpose.
439.2792
Advisory Committee on the State Program for Oral Health: Creation; duties; appointment and terms of members; quorum; Chair; meetings.
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; disposition of money; administration of account.
439.3685
Duties of district health officer concerning chief medical officer; compensation of chief medical officer.
439.4797
Powers of boards of health; regulations by State Environmental Commission.
439.4905
Payment of assessment; exemption; regulations.
439.5081
“State plan” defined.
439.5082
“Task Force” defined.
439.5083
Creation; appointment, qualifications and terms of members; members serve without compensation except per diem; alternates.
439.5084
Chair and Vice Chair; meetings; quorum; members appointed by Director serve at pleasure of Director.
439.5085
Duties; submission of annual report to Governor and Legislature; support and assistance of Department; gifts, grants and donations.
439.5102
“Committee” defined.
439.5104
Creation; appointment, qualification and terms of members; vacancies.
439.5106
Powers and duties.
439.5108
Powers; submission of annual report to Director; confidentiality of information and records.
439.5132
Creation; purpose; interest and income; nonreversion.
439.5134
Administration; awards of money; reports.
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; gifts, donations, bequests and grants.
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.