Patient Privacy Notice
Effective Date September 23, 2013
THE FOLLOWING NOTICE DESCRIBES BOULDER CITY HOSPITAL’S HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) PRIVACY PRACTICES, HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED, AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION.
call our patient privacy hotline 702-294-5785
For the safety of the community, patients and employees, Boulder City Hospital is not able to accept sharps or medication for disposal. “Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin (for example, needles or syringes).
Sharps and Needle Disposal
Proper Medication Disposal
Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medication will protect the environment and ensure medication doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Improperly discarded medications can pollute our water supply and affect fish and wildlife.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reports that prescription and over-the-counter drugs have emerged as the “party” drugs of choice for many teens.
You can now dispose of your expired medicines at a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Substation. Disposal is anonymous and drop-off boxes are located inside substations, providing a secure method for disposal.
Visit the Medicine Disposal Locations Map on the Pain in the Drain website for locations near you.
Follow these seven steps if you are unable to bring your medication to a substation for disposal.
- Collect all expired or unused medications.
- Dump all solid medications into a sealable plastic bag.
- Add an absorbent product (kitty litter, coffee grounds, etc.).
- Add liquid medications.
- Seal or tape bag shut.
- Place sealed bag in trash.
“Proper Medication Disposal.” Southern Nevada Health District, Accessed 02 April 2019, www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/Health-Topics/proper-medication-disposal/