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449.945  Provider of health care not required to inquire whether patient has registered advance directive or access Registry; immunity of provider of health care from criminal and civil liability.

      1.  The provisions of NRS 449.900 to 449.965, inclusive, do not require a provider of health care to inquire whether a patient has an advance directive registered on the Registry or to access the Registry to determine the terms of the advance directive.

      2.  A provider of health care who relies in good faith on the provisions of an advance directive retrieved from the Registry is immune from criminal and civil liability as set forth in:

      (a) NRS 449.630, if the advance directive is a declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment executed pursuant to NRS 449.535 to 449.690, inclusive, or a durable power of attorney for health care executed pursuant to NRS 162A.700 to 162A.860, inclusive; or

      (b) NRS 450B.540, if the advance directive is a do-not-resuscitate order as defined in NRS 450B.420.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2516; A 2009, 210)

     

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Statutes > Nevada > Title-40 > Chapter-449 > Registry-of-advance-directives-for-health-care > 449-945

449.945  Provider of health care not required to inquire whether patient has registered advance directive or access Registry; immunity of provider of health care from criminal and civil liability.

      1.  The provisions of NRS 449.900 to 449.965, inclusive, do not require a provider of health care to inquire whether a patient has an advance directive registered on the Registry or to access the Registry to determine the terms of the advance directive.

      2.  A provider of health care who relies in good faith on the provisions of an advance directive retrieved from the Registry is immune from criminal and civil liability as set forth in:

      (a) NRS 449.630, if the advance directive is a declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment executed pursuant to NRS 449.535 to 449.690, inclusive, or a durable power of attorney for health care executed pursuant to NRS 162A.700 to 162A.860, inclusive; or

      (b) NRS 450B.540, if the advance directive is a do-not-resuscitate order as defined in NRS 450B.420.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2516; A 2009, 210)

     


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Nevada > Title-40 > Chapter-449 > Registry-of-advance-directives-for-health-care > 449-945

449.945  Provider of health care not required to inquire whether patient has registered advance directive or access Registry; immunity of provider of health care from criminal and civil liability.

      1.  The provisions of NRS 449.900 to 449.965, inclusive, do not require a provider of health care to inquire whether a patient has an advance directive registered on the Registry or to access the Registry to determine the terms of the advance directive.

      2.  A provider of health care who relies in good faith on the provisions of an advance directive retrieved from the Registry is immune from criminal and civil liability as set forth in:

      (a) NRS 449.630, if the advance directive is a declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment executed pursuant to NRS 449.535 to 449.690, inclusive, or a durable power of attorney for health care executed pursuant to NRS 162A.700 to 162A.860, inclusive; or

      (b) NRS 450B.540, if the advance directive is a do-not-resuscitate order as defined in NRS 450B.420.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2516; A 2009, 210)

     

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