Chapter 2 – Reporting Requirements

Regulations Governing the Reporting of Diseases, Exposures, and Sentinel Health Events

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2.1 General requirements for disease, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak reporting to the health authority: Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a report of a known or suspected case, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak, which is required to be made pursuant to the provisions of these Regulations, must be made to the health authority:

2.1.1 For each disease, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak including but not limited to those listed in Chapter 4 of these Regulations; and

2.1.2 By telephone, facsimile, or approved, secure electronic communication for known or suspected cases, exposures, or sentinel events; and

2.1.3 During regular business hours of the health authority by the first working day following the identification of a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; or

2.1.4 Immediately, by telephone, if the known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event represents a substantial or ongoing harm to the public, or in the case of an outbreak.

2.2 Content of the disease, exposure, or sentinel event report made to the health authority: A report made to the health authority of a known or suspected case, exposure, or sentinel health event must include the following information, if available:

2.2.1 The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the report; and

2.2.2 The known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.3 The name, address, telephone number, and date of birth of the person or animal identified as having a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.4 If employed, the occupation and employer of the person identified as having a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.5 If attending a school or daycare, the name and location of the school or daycare of the person identified as having a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.6 The race and ethnicity of the person identified as having a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.7 Any clinical or laboratory evidence of the known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event; and

2.2.8 Any other information requested by the health authority.

2.3 Content of the outbreak report made to the health authority: A report made to the health authority of an outbreak must include the following information, if available:

2.3.1 The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the report; and

2.3.2 The disease known or suspected to be causing the outbreak, if known, or the symptoms of the disease reported to be causing the outbreak; and

2.3.3 The names, addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth of any known or suspected cases in an outbreak; and

2.3.4 Any clinical or laboratory evidence of the known or suspected disease; and

2.3.5 Any other information requested by the health authority.

2.4 Duty to report known or suspect exposures, diseases, sentinel health events, or outbreaks: responsible parties: a known or suspected case, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak must be reported to the health authority by:

2.4.1 Health care providers; or

2.4.2 The director or other person in charge of a medical facility; or

2.4.3 The director or other person in charge of a medical laboratory; or

2.4.4 A principal, director, or other person in charge of a school, child care facility, or correctional facility; or

2.4.5 The person in charge of a facility or location in which the known or suspected disease, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak occurred; or

2.4.6 Any person who reasonably suspects that another person has a disease, exposure, or sentinel health event and is not receiving health care services, or is not known to the health authority; or

2.4.7 Any person, other than the health authority, responding to the report of a disease, exposure, or sentinel health event;

2.4.8 Any person who reasonably suspects that an outbreak has occurred.

2.5 Designation of facility representative to report within a medical facility

2.5.1 A medical facility may develop administrative procedures by which all known or suspected diseases, exposures, or sentinel health events occurring within, or identified at, the facility, including its laboratories and outpatient locations, are reported to the health authority through a facility representative or designee, as agreed upon by the health authority.

2.5.2 Unless otherwise noted in these Regulations, a director or other person in charge of a laboratory in a medical facility or a health care provider in a medical facility is not required to report a known or suspected disease, exposure, or sentinel health event occurring within, or identified at, the facility that is reported to the health authority by the facility representative or designee in accordance with the provisions of this section.

2.6 The reporting of Diseases, Exposures, or Sentinel Health Events which are required by state reporting regulations: Any Disease, Exposure, or Sentinel Health Event including, but not limited to, those described in Chapter 4 of these Regulations shall not be required pursuant to these Regulations if a Disease, Exposure, or Sentinel Health Event is required to be reported by Nevada Revised Statutes or Nevada Administrative Code for the purposes of public health investigation or intervention. The Disease, Exposure, or Sentinel Health Event shall still be reportable by requirement of the Nevada Revised Statutes or Nevada Administrative Code.

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Updated on:  September 19, 2018