Nevada Guardianships; Conservatorships; Trusts

Sec. § 159.0805
Approval of court required before guardian may consent to certain treatment of or experiment on protected person; conditions for approval.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a guardian shall not consent to:

(a)

The experimental medical, biomedical or behavioral treatment of a protected person;

(b)

The sterilization of a protected person; or

(c)

The participation of a protected person in any biomedical or behavioral experiment.

2.

The guardian may consent to and commence any treatment or experiment described in subsection 1 if the guardian applies to and obtains from the court authority to consent to and commence the treatment or experiment.

3.

The court may authorize the guardian to consent to and commence any treatment or experiment described in subsection 1 only if the treatment or experiment:

(a)

Is of direct benefit to, and intended to preserve the life of or prevent serious impairment to the mental or physical health of, the protected person; or

(b)

Is intended to assist the protected person to develop or regain the abilities of the protected person.
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Feb. 5, 2021