Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) Chapter 441A authorizes the Nevada State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing the control of communicable diseases in the state of Nevada.
The State Board of Health’s regulations governing the control of communicable diseases are found in Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapter 441A. These regulations mandate that health care providers, laboratories, medical facilities, schools, child care facilities, correctional facilities, blood banks, and insurers are required to report cases of communicable diseases to the health authority.
Health care providers, medical facilities, schools, childcare facilities, correctional facilities, and blood banks are required to report to the health authority having jurisdiction where the office of the health care provider or the facility is located. Health care provider includes physicians, nurses, veterinarians, physician assistants or pharmacists.
For medical laboratories located outside of Nevada performing tests on residents of Nevada, reporting to the Nevada Chief Medical Officer is required. For medical laboratories located within the state of Nevada, reporting to the health authority having jurisdiction where the office of the health care provider is located is required. Electronic laboratory reporting for medical laboratories is the preferred option to meet the reporting requirements for both in state and out of state labs. Medical laboratories with questions about reporting electronically should contact DPBHELRonboarding@health.nv.gov.
How to Report
Medical laboratories should report through electronic laboratory reporting whenever possible. Health care providers and laboratories without the ability to report electronically must complete the State of Nevada Confidential Morbidity Report Form and fax the completed form to the appropriate health authority. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.
Health Authorities in Nevada
|Health Authority||County(ies)||Disease Reporting Phone||Disease Reporting Fax||Disease Reporting Website|
|Carson City Health & Human Services||Carson City|
|(775) 887-2190||(775) 887-2138||Website|
|Southern Nevada Health District||Clark||(702) 759-1300||(702) 759-1414||Website|
|Washoe County Health District||Washoe||(775) 328-2447||(775) 328-3764||Website|
|Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral HealthRural Health Services||Churchill|
|(775) 400-0333||(775) 684-5911||Website|