Nevada State Child Care Regulations

There are many statutes and codes regarding the immunization requirements of children enrolled in child care.

Below is a brief synopsis of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Codes:

NRS 432A.230 | Certificate of immunization prerequisite to admission to child care facility; conditional admission; report to Health Division.Except as otherwise provided in NRS 432A.235 for accommodation facilities:

  1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be admitted to any child care facility within this State, including a facility licensed by a county or city, unless his parents or guardian submit to the operator of the facility a certificate stating that the child has been immunized and has received proper boosters for that immunization or is complying with the schedules established by regulation pursuant to NRS 439.550 for the following diseases:
    1. Diphtheria
    2. Tetanus
    3. Pertussis (if the child is under 6 years of age)
    4. Poliomyelitis
    5. Rubella
    6. Rubeola
    7. Such other diseases as the local board of health or the State Board of Health may determine.

NAC 432A.500 | Mumps (NRS 432A.230, 439.200 )

  1. The State Board of Health hereby declares the disease of mumps to be a communicable disease.
  2. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a child care facility in this State unless he has been immunized against the mumps.

(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health, eff. 6-30-88; A 8-1-91)


NAC 432A.501 | Hepatitis A (NRS 432A.230, 439.200 )

  1. The State Board of Health hereby declares infection with hepatitis A to be a communicable disease.
  2. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a child care facility in this State unless he has been immunized against hepatitis A.

(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R099-07, eff. 10-31-07)


NAC 432A.502 | Hepatitis B (NRS 432A.230, 439.200 )

  1. The State Board of Health hereby declares infection with hepatitis B to be a communicable disease.
  2. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a child care facility in this State unless he has been immunized against hepatitis B.

(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R099-07, eff. 10-31-07)


NAC 432A.503 | Varicella (NRS 432A.230, 439.200 )

  1. The State Board of Health hereby declares infection with varicella to be a communicable disease.
  2. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a child care facility in this State unless he has been immunized against varicella.

(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R099-07, eff. 10-31-07)


NAC 432A.504 | Streptococcus pneumoniae (NRS 432A.230, 439.200 )

  1. The State Board of Health hereby declares infection with streptococcus pneumoniae to be a communicable disease.
  2. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a child care facility in this State unless he has been immunized against streptococcus pneumoniae.

(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R099-07, eff. 10-31-07)


Exemptions

NRS 432A.240 | Exemption from immunization when contrary to religious belief.

NRS 432A.250 | Exemption from immunization because of medical condition.

NRS 432A.270 | Protection of child exempt from immunization if dangerous disease exists in facility. Whenever the State Board of Health or a local board of health determines that there is a dangerous contagious disease in a child care facility attended by a child for whom exemption from immunization is claimed pursuant to the provisions of NRS 432A.240 or 432A.250, the operator of the facility shall require either:

  1. That the child be immunized; or
  2. That the child remain outside the school environment and the local health officer be notified.

(Added to NRS by 1979, 319)

Contact Information

Phone:
(702) 759-0850

Updated on:  November 21, 2018