433.Sec. 9-1 - NEW

433.Sec. 9-1. NEW

1. A vehicle used for nonemergency secure behavioral health transport services must include:

(a) A driver's compartment that is separated from the passenger compartment in a manner that:

(1) Allows the driver and the passenger to communicate; and

(2) Prohibits the passenger from accessing the driver or any control for operating the vehicle; and

(b) A passenger's compartment that:

(1) Has two or more traditional vehicle seats with appropriate seat belt restraints;

(2) Is free from exposed sharp edges or projections;

(3) Is equipped with doors that automatically lock and are not capable of opening while the vehicle is in motion;

(4) Has space for a gurney or stretcher that is adequate for the head of the gurney or stretcher to be lifted to the comfort level of a patient; and

(5) Is equipped with windows that:

(I) Are not capable of opening wide enough to provide space for a passenger to escape;

(II) Allow a passenger to see outside the vehicle; and

(III) Prevent a person outside the vehicle from being able to see inside the vehicle.

2. A vehicle used for nonemergency secure behavioral health transport services must be equipped with:

(a) A first aid kit;

(b) A fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A 10BC;

(c) A kit for cleaning up bodily fluids; and

(d) A radio that connects the driver to a dispatch center operated by the provider or a cellular telephone that is capable of calling a number designated for receiving emergency support.

3. All parts of a vehicle used for nonemergency secure behavioral health transport services, including, without limitation, the engine and body of the vehicle, and any equipment inside the vehicle must be maintained in safe operating condition.

4. When a patient is transported by a vehicle used for nonemergency secure behavioral health transport services, the vehicle must be staffed by a driver and an attendant who each hold a valid driver's license.

Added to NAC by Div. of Men. Health & Dev. Services by R013-20A, eff. 8-26-2020

NRS 433.324, 433.3317, 439.200

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