Perinatal Hepatitis-B Prevention - Statutes


NRS and NAC requires the following:

• Health care providers, laboratories and medical facilities must report persons having or suspected of having a communicable disease which include hepatitis B (NRS 441A.150).
http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-441A.html#NRS441ASec150

• The Health Authority conducts investigations of persons having or suspected of having a communicable disease which includes Hepatitis B (NRS 441A.163, NAC 441A.570).
http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-441A.html#NRS441ASec163
http://leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-441A.html#NAC441ASec570

• The Health Authority shall have access to medical and laboratory records as requested during the course of the communicable disease investigation. (NRS 441A.165).
http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-441A.html#NRS441ASec165

• Pregnant women must be screened during each pregnancy for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, HBsAg and positive results reported to the Health Authority (NAC 441A.570).
http://leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-441A.html#NAC441ASec570

    Last Updated: 5/19/2017