The bill would impact agencies like Above and Beyond, LLC, which placed a woman discharged from North Vista Hospital into the care of an unlicensed group home, where she was found dead less than 24 hours later.
Jessie Bekker covered health for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from June 2017 to April 2019. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, she graduated from the University of Minnesota.
State Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, introduced a bill Wednesday that would require all insurers in Nevada to cover hearing aids for children and give vouchers to low-income parents to purchase diapers.
Nevada legislators heard introductions for three bills in the Assembly and Senate health committees Monday, including one that would appropriate $15 million to general public health needs.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage in front of an American flag backdrop Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, the seventh stop in an eight-city tour to kick off her 2020 presidential bid.
Aaron Semas can count the number of severe concussions he’s suffered on 10 fingers. Past that, the retired professional bull rider can’t remember how many times he hit his head in his 20-plus-year career in the arena.
Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Las Vegas on Sunday as part of a seven-state tour about one week after declaring her candidacy for presidency in the 2020 election.
A Las Vegas counseling center was sentenced to probation Wednesday for defrauding the Nevada Medicaid system, according to the attorney general’s office.
The Southern Nevada Health District will prioritize expanding services offered in rural Nevada through its mobile health unit, chief health officer Dr. Joseph Iser said in a presentation to the Assembly health and human services committee Monday.
Assembly Bill 307 would have required the hosts of special events, like concerts and sports, in counties with more than 100,000 residents — as of now, Clark and Washoe counties — to plan ahead with first responders as to how emergency resources would be allocated in the event of an issue.
State health officials gave legislators an overview of Nevada’s Medicaid program in an Assembly committee meeting Friday, during which the program’s new administrator said the state program will be tackling a decrease in federal funding in coming years.
A 10-year-old Henderson boy died of the flu Thursday, the Clark County coroner said Friday, becoming at least the 14th death in Southern Nevada this season attributed to the disease.
The mother and children of a woman who died in an unlicensed Las Vegas group home after she was discharged from North Vista Hospital are suing the facilities and others who coordinated her care.
In a presentation to Nevada lawmakers Wednesday, officials reflecting on the emergency response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting said that first responders should be dispersed between the scene of a major incident and area hospitals.
Health officials have decided against shuttering an Amargosa Valley boarding school after a visit to the facility showed that steps were being taken to ensure students’ safety.
Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, D-Sparks, plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would create a Medicaid buy-in option for all Nevadans, after a similar proposal passed in the state Assembly and Senate but fell at the hands of former Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2017.