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Facility for Skilled Nursing


State Laws and Regulations

Licensing and Applications

To apply for a license to operate a facility for skilled nursing, you must complete the following:

Federal Regulations

Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services SOM (State Operations Manual – Federal Regulations/Guidelines)

Certification Applications

To apply for CMS certification as a facility for skilled nursing, you must provide the following:

Training & Education Opportunities

HCQC compiles an ongoing list of training and education opportunities for Nevada health facilities of all types, and adds these resources to the Training & Education web page.

    "Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes" — This training focuses on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), supported by a team of training developers and subject matter experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ in-service training on these important topics. Federal law requires that nurse aides complete in-service training on dementia management and resident abuse prevention. Additionally, facilities must provide dementia management and resident abuse prevention training to all facility staff, (direct and indirect care and auxiliary functions) contractors, and volunteers. For help with registration and all other technical issues, contact the ISTW Helpdesk at cmstraininghelp@hendall.com.

    Apply for Civil Money Penalty Funds to Improve Patient Care

    Monetary penalties collected from skilled nursing facilities for violations of federal regulations are partially reinvested by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support activities that benefit nursing facility residents, and that protect or improve their quality of care or quality of life. A facility or organization can apply for these funds by completing the application below and submitting it to HCQC. Visit the CMS Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Resource web page for more information about the CMP program and to view approved CMP projects from around the United States. For details about recent CMP projects in Nevada and surrounding states, click here.