NRS 449.531
Unlawful acts

  • exception
  • penalty.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not intentionally prevent another person from entering or exiting the office of a physician, a health facility, a nonprofit health facility, a public health center, a medical facility or a facility for the dependent by physically:


Detaining the other person; or


Obstructing, impeding or hindering the other person’s movement.


The provisions of subsection 1 are inapplicable to:


An officer, employee or agent of the physician, health facility, nonprofit health facility, public health center, medical facility or facility for the dependent; or


A peace officer as defined in NRS 169.125,
Ê while acting within the course and scope of his or her duties or employment.


The provisions of subsection 1 do not prohibit a person from maintaining a picket during a strike or work stoppage in compliance with the provisions of NRS 614.160, or from engaging in any constitutionally protected exercise of free speech.


A person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 3 months, or by both fine and imprisonment.


As used in this section, the terms “health facility,” “nonprofit health facility” and “public health center” have the meanings ascribed to them in NRS 449.260.

Source: Section 449.531 — Unlawful acts; exception; penalty., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-449.­html#NRS449Sec531.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 449.531’s source at nv​.us