2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 392 - Pupils
NRS 392.435 - Immunization of pupils: Certificate prerequisite to enrollment; conditional enrollment; effect of military transfer of parent of child; consequences for failure to immunize; report to Division of Public and Behavioral Health; inclusion of certificate in pupil’s record.

NV Rev Stat § 392.435 (2015) What's This?

1. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition and except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, a child may not be enrolled in a public school within this State unless the child’s parents or guardian submit to the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides or the governing body of the charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment a certificate stating that the child has been immunized and has received proper boosters for that immunization or is complying with the schedules established by regulation pursuant to NRS 439.550 for the following diseases:

(a) Diphtheria;

(b) Tetanus;

(c) Pertussis if the child is under 6 years of age;

(d) Poliomyelitis;

(e) Rubella;

(f) Rubeola; and

(g) Such other diseases as the local board of health or the State Board of Health may determine.

2. The certificate must show that the required vaccines and boosters were given and must bear the signature of a licensed physician or the physician’s designee or a registered nurse or the nurse’s designee, attesting that the certificate accurately reflects the child’s record of immunization.

3. If the requirements of subsection 1 can be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, procedures for conditional enrollment do not apply.

4. A child may enter school conditionally if the parent or guardian submits a certificate from a physician or local health officer that the child is receiving the required immunizations. If a certificate from the physician or local health officer showing that the child has been fully immunized is not submitted to the appropriate school officers within 90 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was conditionally admitted, the child must be excluded from school and may not be readmitted until the requirements for immunization have been met. A child who is excluded from school pursuant to this section is a neglected child for the purposes of NRS 432.0999 to 432.130, inclusive, and chapter 432B of NRS.

5. A child who transfers to a school in this State from a school outside this State because of the military transfer of the parent or legal guardian of the child must be enrolled in school in this State regardless of whether the child has been immunized. Unless a different time frame is prescribed pursuant to NRS 392C.010, the parent or legal guardian shall submit a certificate from a physician or local health officer showing that the child:

(a) If the requirements of subsection 1 can be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, has been fully immunized within 30 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled; or

(b) If the requirements of subsection 1 cannot be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, is receiving the required immunizations within 30 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled. A certificate from the physician or local health officer showing that the child has been fully immunized must be submitted to the appropriate school officers within 120 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled.

↪ If § 432.html#NRS432Sec0999">NRS 432.0999 to 432.130, inclusive, and chapter 432B of NRS.

6. Before December 31 of each year, each school district and the governing body of each charter school shall report to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, on a form furnished by the Division, the exact number of pupils who have completed the immunizations required by this section.

7. The certificate of immunization must be included in the pupil’s academic or cumulative record and transferred as part of that record upon request.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 1040; A 1973, 267; 1975, 1324; 1979, 314; 1985, 1400; 1987, 1334; 1995, 807; 1997, 1876; 2003, 3218; 2009, 2623)

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