Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Nevada

Date: May 2018


Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432.100

A statewide central registry for the collection of information concerning the abuse or neglect of a child shall be maintained by the Division of Child and Family Services.


Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432.100

The division may release information contained in the central registry to an employer:

  • If the person who is the subject of a background investigation by the employer provides written authorization for the release of information and either:
    • The employer is required by law to conduct the background investigation of the person for employment purposes.
    • The person who is the subject of the background investigation could, in the course of his or her employment, have regular and substantial contact with children or elderly persons who require assistance or care from other persons.
  • The release of information may be only to the extent necessary to inform the employer whether the person who is the subject of the background investigation has been found to have abused or neglected a child.


Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432.100

The central registry must contain:

  • Information in any substantiated report of child abuse or neglect made pursuant to § 432B.220
  • The information in any substantiated report of a violation of § 201.540 (sexual conduct between school employees or volunteers and pupils), 201.560 (luring a child), 392.4633 (corporal punishment of a pupil in a public school), or 394.366 (aversive intervention on a pupil with a disability)
  • Statistical information on the protective services provided in this State
  • Any other information the division determines to be in furtherance of the law


Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432.110

The division shall maintain a record of:

  • The names and identifying data, dates, and circumstances of any persons requesting or receiving information from the central registry
  • Any other information that might be helpful in furthering the purposes of the reporting laws

The division is not required to maintain a record of information concerning requests for information from or the receipt of information by employees of an agency that provides child welfare services.