Laws on health care coverage, day care rules go into effect
LAS VEGAS (AP) —
Guaranteed access to contraception, a ban on LGBT conversion therapy and additional regulations for daycares are among the new Nevada laws that went into effect with the start of 2018.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports new laws now require private and state insurance plans to provide coverage for reproductive health and other preventive health care services for women.
Under Senate Bill 201, mental health professionals are prohibited from conducting therapy on minors that seeks to change sexual orientation or gender identity.
Employees of daycare facilities are now required to complete 24 hours of training under Senate Bill 189. Employees must also complete two hours of training each year on recognizing and reporting child abuse, and the facilities are required to run expanded background checks before hiring.