Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 451.561
Refusal to make anatomical gift; effect of refusal.


1.

A natural person may refuse to make an anatomical gift of his or her body or part by:

(a)

A record signed by:

(1)

Him or her; or

(2)

Subject to subsection 2, another natural person acting at his or her direction if he or she is physically unable to sign;

(b)

The natural persons will, whether or not the will is admitted to probate or invalidated after his or her death; or

(c)

Any form of communication made by the natural person during his or her terminal illness or injury addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.

2.

A record signed pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must:

(a)

Be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the natural person; and

(b)

State that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in paragraph (a).

3.

A natural person who has made a refusal may amend or revoke the refusal:

(a)

In the manner provided in subsection 1 for making a refusal;

(b)

By subsequently making an anatomical gift pursuant to NRS 451.558 that is inconsistent with the refusal; or

(c)

By destroying or cancelling the record evidencing the refusal, or the portion of the record used to make the refusal, with the intent to revoke the refusal.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8 of NRS 451.562, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the natural person set forth in the refusal, a natural persons unrevoked refusal to make an anatomical gift of his or her body or part bars all other persons from making an anatomical gift of the natural persons body or part.
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