New Laws in Nevada, effective July 1


The San Jose Mercury released a helpful list of changes to Nevada law taking effect on July 1.

Among the new laws detailed by the AP article are the following:

-- AB10 protects nurses against retaliation for disclosing problems that endanger patients at hospitals or other medical facilities; and SB229 seeks to ensure that foreign-trained doctors who get visas to work in "medically underserved" areas actually provide care in those areas.

-- SB307 calls for a study of Nevada's Medicaid system. The program provided insurance to an average of more than 180,000 people, including the elderly, disabled, children and pregnant women, in fiscal 2008.

-- AB389 is aimed at helping to prevent identity theft by making less credit card information available on printed receipts. The new law prohibits printing more than the last five digits of credit card numbers and expiration dates on copies of customer and business receipts.