A Public Disclosure is created when a child suffers from
a near fatality or a fatality and who is, or has been, the subject of a report
of abuse or neglect (NRS 432B.175). Please note that the Public
Disclosures on this website are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all
child fatalities or near fatalities in Nevada.
Refer to Statewide Policy 0401 (Public Disclosure) for policy guidelines of when a public
disclosure is required.
A child fatality is defined as the cessation of
life, manifested in people by a loss of heartbeat, absence of spontaneous
breathing, and the permanent loss of brain function; loss of life.
A near fatality is defined as an act that places a
child in serious of critical condition as verified by a physician, a registered
nurse or other licensed provider of health care.