Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee
During the 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature, Assembly Bill 169 passed, establishing the Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) with an effective date of January 1, 2020 (Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 442.751 through 442.774, inclusive). The vision of the Nevada MMRC is to eliminate preventable maternal deaths, reduce severe maternal morbidity, reduce disparities, and improve population health for women of reproductive age in Nevada. Deidentified annual MMRC data reports regarding maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity will be posted to a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website beginning April 1, 2021; a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau will be submitted by December 31 of even-numbered years which will also include recommendations developed by the MMRC to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Under the authorities established for the MMRC, staff from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) are requesting relevant medical records, birth and death records, records of an autopsy, records created by a medical facility or provider of emergency medical services, records of a social services agency, mental health records, and records of a law enforcement agency for which the investigation by the law enforcement agency has been closed. The confidentiality of such records and the entitlement of the MMRC to these records are outlined in NRS 442.774. The MMRC meetings are confidential and are not open to the public per statue due to the sensitive nature of the records under review by the twelve MMRC members appointed by the Director of DHHS.
For more information on the Nevada MMRC, please contact Vickie Ives, MA, Health Program Manager II, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section, DPBH, firstname.lastname@example.org, (775) 684-2201 or (775) 220-4109.
Please see the relevant Nevada Revised Statues for additional information.