Regulations Governing the
Reporting of Diseases, Exposures,
and Sentinel Health Events
Whereas, the Southern Nevada Health District has been established by the County of Clark and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, and Boulder City as the public health authority for those entities, pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 439; and
Whereas, the Southern Nevada District Board of Health is the governing body of the Southern Nevada Health District, and is vested with jurisdiction over all public health matters within its district of Clark County, Nevada, and is authorized to adopt Regulations necessary to protect and promote the public health and safety in the geographical area subject to its jurisdiction; and
Whereas, the Southern Nevada District Board of Health finds that the reporting of diseases, exposures, and sentinel health events, in addition to the reporting of communicable diseases already required by Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), is necessary to prevent their spread and protect public health, and therefore it is necessary to supplement the reporting requirements for communicable diseases specified in NAC Chapter 441A by adopting Regulations Governing the Reporting of Diseases, Exposures, and Sentinel Health Events governing reporting in order to prevent and control diseases, exposures, and sentinel health events dangerous to the health of the public; and
Whereas, the Southern Nevada District Board of Health believes that the following Regulations are designed to protect public health and safety, it does therefore publish, promulgate and order compliance with the substantive and procedural requirements hereinafter set forth within Clark County, Nevada.
Intent and Scope
The purpose of these Regulations is to protect the public health, safety, and environment through the reporting and investigation of diseases, exposures, and sentinel health events of public health importance in Clark County.
These Regulations establish definitions; set requirements and procedures for the reporting of diseases, exposures, and sentinel health events; and provide for enforcement.