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Public Health Investigations and Epidemiology


The Office of Public Health Investigations and Epidemiology records and analyzes reportable disease information, conducts interviews with infected individuals and their contacts, refers individuals for medical treatment, analyzes data from disease investigations, identifies risk factors, provides education and recommendations on disease prevention, and works in conjunction with appropriate agencies to enforce communicable disease laws.

    Disease Reporting Phone: (775) 684-5911

    Fax: (775) 684-5999

      Members of the public with questions about COVID-19 should call Nevada's coronavirus direct line at 1-800-401-0946 or call 2-1-1.

        After Hours EMERGENCY Duty Officer Phone (for health care providers and public health authorities): (775) 400-0333

          Clinical Laboratory Submissions to State and Local Public Health Laboratories

          Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A.235 requires clinical/medical laboratories to submit microbiological cultures, subcultures, or other specimens or clinical material to the State Public Health Laboratory or other laboratory designated by the health authority for confirmation or further testing. In an effort to standardize the specimens or isolates that must be submitted to a State Public Health Laboratory, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has developed the guidance document linked below. In addition to the below listed organisms, public health personnel may also request further specimen or isolate submission as deemed necessary for disease investigation purposes, on a case-by-case basis.

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          Meaningful Use

          Declaration of Readiness and DPBH Support for Promoting Interoperability/Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) supports the exchange of data with health care providers consistent with programs such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Promoting Interoperability programs. The state of Nevada uses the HL7 eICR standards (R1.1 and R3) for eCR and to support the new CMS Promoting Interoperability (PI) regulations for eCR. It is these standards that we will use to eventually eliminate manual reporting requirements. More information will be added as the project progresses.

          Please send any Meaningful Use inquires to MU@health.nv.gov.

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            4126 Technology Way
            Suite 200
            Carson City, NV 89706
            Phone: (775) 684-5911
            Fax: (775) 684-5999

            3811 W. Charleston Blvd.
            Suite 205
            Las Vegas, NV 89102
            Phone: (702) 486-0068
            Fax: (702) 486-0490

            General questions: dpbhepi@health.nv.gov

            To report a suspected outbreak: outbreak@health.nv.gov

            Meaningful Use inquires: MU@health.nv.gov

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