About the Patient Protection Commission (PPC)

History and Authority

The Nevada Patient Protection Commission (PPC) is comprised of 12 voting members appointed by the Governor who are health care experts, advocates, providers, and industry professionals dedicated to improving health care in Nevada.

In 2019, the Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 544 which created the Patient Protection Commission to systematically review issues related to the health care needs of Nevada residents and the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care.

In 2021, Assembly Bill 348 moved the PPC from the Governor’s Office to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in order to better support patients and connect the Commission more closely with the data and resources of DHHS.

The statutory authority and responsibilities of the PPC can be found in Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) 439.902-918.

Nevada Laws Proposed by the Commission

The Nevada Legislature meets every other year (biennially) for a 120-day session to adopt a two-year budget and to enact new laws or revise existing laws. Bill Draft Requests (BDR) are submitted to the Legislative Counsel Bureau proposing additions, deletions, and/or changes to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).

Pursuant to NRS 218D.213, the PPC may request the drafting of not more than 3 BDRs which relate to matters within the scope of the Commission. 

Laws proposed by the PPC and approved by the Nevada Legislature:

82nd Legislative Session (2023):

81st Legislative Session (2021)

  • Senate Bill 5 makes changes relating to telehealth.
  • Senate Bill 40 provides for the collection of certain data relating to health care. 

Laws proposed by the PPC but failed to pass: 

82nd Legislative Session (2023)

PPC Reports

In accordance with NRS 439.918, the Patient Protection Commission completes a semi-annual report on meetings and activities of the Commission.

PPC Health Equity Plan

As a commitment to health equity, the Patient Protection Commission has published the PPC Health Equity Plan, linked below. This Plan may be updated at any time at the direction of the Commission.