NAC 449.141  Health services. 

     1.  Facilities must provide access to health services that ensure that each client receives treatment, prescribed medication, adequate diets and other health services consistent with the program administered by the facility.

     2.  Facilities must implement policies and procedures designed to ensure the early detection of complications or conditions considered to be common among drug abusers. These policies and procedures must be developed in conjunction with and approved by a licensed physician.

     3.  Before a client’s admission to a program or facility, a general medical and drug history must be taken by a designated member of the staff who is certified or licensed by the Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors or who is a licensed mental health professional who has experience with alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Current medical information must be provided on a form that has been approved by a physician. The history must include, but is not limited to:

     (a) Drugs used in the past;

     (b) Drugs used recently;

     (c) Drugs of preference;

     (d) Frequently used drugs;

     (e) Drugs used in combination;

     (f) Dosages used;

     (g) Date of first usage;

     (h) Incidents of overdose, withdrawal or adverse drug reactions; and

     (i) Previous history of treatment.

     4.  A program may accept medical history and physical examination results from referral sources which were conducted not more than 30 days before admission in lieu of personally taking a general medical and drug history as required pursuant to subsection 3.

     5.  Each facility must be able to provide directly, or through written arrangements, laboratory tests as requested by a physician or federal regulations.

     6.  Facilities must implement written policies and procedures that are reviewed by a licensed physician defining the appropriate action to be taken when a medical emergency arises.

     7.  There must be one staff person in the facility who is capable of providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation at all times. Staff members providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be qualified by the American Red Cross or another recognized agency.

     8.  Clients of residential programs must undergo a tuberculin skin test that meets the requirements specified in chapter 441A of NAC.

     9.  Each facility shall maintain and have readily available first-aid supplies. Staff members shall have evidence that they have received training on the use of first-aid supplies.