2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 441A - Infectious Diseases; Toxic Agents
NRS 441A.540 - Restrictions on change of status from voluntary isolation or quarantine to emergency isolation or quarantine; rights of person whose status is changed.
1. If a person infected with or exposed to a communicable disease is voluntarily isolated or quarantined in a public or private medical facility, the facility shall not change the status of the person to an emergency isolation or quarantine unless, before the change in status is made:
(a) The facility provides:
(1) An application to a health authority for an emergency isolation or quarantine pursuant to NRS 441A.560; and
(2) The certificate of a health authority, physician, physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 630 or 633 of NRS or registered nurse to a health authority pursuant to NRS 441A.570; or
(b) The facility receives an order for isolation or quarantine issued by a health authority.
2. A person whose status is changed to an emergency isolation or quarantine pursuant to subsection 1:
(a) Must not be detained in excess of 48 hours after the change in status is made, unless within that period a written petition is filed by a health authority with the clerk of the district court pursuant to NRS 441A.600; and
(b) May, immediately after the person’s status is changed, seek an injunction or other appropriate process in district court challenging his or her detention.
3. If the period specified in subsection 2 expires on a day on which the office of the clerk of the district court is not open, the written petition must be filed on or before the close of the business day next following the expiration of that period.
4. Nothing in this section limits the actions that a public or private medical facility may take to prevent or limit the transmission of communicable diseases within the medical facility, including, without limitation, practices for the control of infections.
(Added to NRS by 2003, 2197; A 2007, 1856)