Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 451.566
Persons authorized to make anatomical gift of body or part of decedent.


Subject to subsections 2 and 3 and unless barred by NRS 451.561 or 451.562, an anatomical gift of a decedents body or part for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education may be made by any member of the following classes of persons who is reasonably available, in the order of priority listed:


An agent of the decedent at the time of death who could have made an anatomical gift under subsection 2 of NRS 451.556 immediately before the decedents death;


The spouse of the decedent;


Adult children of the decedent;


Parents of the decedent;


Adult siblings of the decedent;


Adult grandchildren of the decedent;


Grandparents of the decedent;


An adult who exhibited special care and concern for the decedent;


The persons who were acting as the guardians of the person of the decedent at the time of death; and


Any other person having the authority to dispose of the decedents body.


If there is more than one member of a class listed in paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (i) of subsection 1 entitled to make an anatomical gift, an anatomical gift may be made by a member of the class unless that member or a person to which the gift may pass under NRS 451.571 knows of an objection by another member of the class. If an objection is known, the gift may be made only by a majority of the members of the class who are reasonably available.


A person may not make an anatomical gift if, at the time of the decedents death, a person in a prior class under subsection 1 is reasonably available to make or to object to the making of an anatomical gift.
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