Nev. Admin. Code § 641.Sec. 3.1.1 - NEW

Current through March 28, 2022

1. A psychologist shall designate a custodian of health care records to maintain the patient records of the psychologist for the period required by NRS 629.051 and NAC 641.219 in the event of the death of the psychologist or the discontinuation of practice, whether temporary or permanent. The custodian of health care records designated by the psychologist must be a licensed psychologist or facility familiar with the legal and ethical guidelines for maintaining and releasing medical records.
2. A psychologist who intends to cease providing services to patients, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, shall:
(a) Notify the Board in writing at least 30 days before he or she ceases to provide services to patients and specify in the notice the person who or facility that will maintain the patient records of the psychologist for the period required by NRS 629.051 and NAC 641.219.
(b) Obtain written informed consent from his or her patients for the person or facility designated as the custodian of health care records pursuant to subsection 1 to take custody of the records of the patient upon the discontinuation of practice, whether temporary or permanent, or death of the psychologist.
3. A custodian of health care records who takes custody of the patient records of the psychologist upon the discontinuation of practice, whether temporary or permanent, or death of the psychologist must retain such records for a period of time not less than the period of time that the psychologist would have been required to retain such records pursuant to this section and NRS 629.051.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 641.Sec. 3.1.1
Added to NAC by Bd. of Psychological Exam'rs by R115-19A, eff. 2/28/2022
NRS 641.100

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