Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 457.230-457.280
The Nevada Central Cancer Registry (also referred to as the Statewide Cancer Registry) is regulated by both Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 457.230-457.280 and those regulations adopted by the State Board of Health. This statute mandates the reporting of cancer in the State of Nevada. The Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC) 457.045-457.150 provides authority requiring hospitals, pathology laboratories, free-standing cancer clinics, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and physicians to report cancer cases diagnosed and treated in Nevada to the Statewide Cancer Registry.
Public Law 102-515, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act, was enacted in 1992. Through this Congress established the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through this Act, the NPCR was established to fund and support the operation of population-based, statewide cancer registries in order to collect cancer data.