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Facility for Skilled Nursing

Call 1-800-225-3414 for COVID-19 Concerns

For concerns about COVID-19 in a skilled nursing facility, call 1-800-225-3414. This phone line will be answered as staff are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; if no answer, leave a message and calls will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Outside of these hours or on Saturday and Sunday, callers should leave a message and calls will be returned with 24 to 48 hours.

    COVID Visitation Information

    Skilled nursing facilities are advised to refer to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Nursing Home Visitation guidance web page. Refer back to this page regularly to see updates.

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      State Laws and Regulations

      “Facility for skilled nursing” means an establishment which provides continuous skilled nursing and related care as prescribed by a physician to a patient in the facility who is not in an acute episode of illness and whose primary need is the availability of such care on a continuous basis. “Facility for skilled nursing” does not include a facility which meets the requirements of a general or any other special hospital.

      Licensing and Applications

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

      Federal Regulations

      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

        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 at the CMS Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Resource web page (found in the "CMP Reinvestment Application Resources (Application Template and Resource Guide)" ZIP file) and submitting it to HCQC; the website also contains information about approved CMP projects from around the United States. For details about recent CMP projects in Nevada and surrounding states, click here.