Nevada Public Health and Safety
Effect of anatomical gift on advance health-care directive.
As used in this section:
Advance health-care directive means a power of attorney for health care or other record signed by a prospective donor, or executed in the manner set forth in NRS 162A.790, containing the prospective donors direction concerning a health-care decision for the prospective donor.
Declaration means a record signed by a prospective donor, or executed as set forth in NRS 449A.433, specifying the circumstances under which life-sustaining treatment may be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor. The term includes a Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form executed pursuant to NRS 449A.500 to 449A.581, inclusive.
Health-care decision means any decision made regarding the health care of the prospective donor.
If a prospective donor has a declaration or advance health-care directive and the terms of the declaration or advance health-care directive and the express or implied terms of the potential anatomical gift are in conflict concerning the administration of measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of a part for transplantation or therapy:
The attending physician of the prospective donor shall confer with the prospective donor to resolve the conflict or, if the prospective donor is incapable of resolving the conflict, with:
An agent acting under the declaration or advance health-care directive of the prospective donor; or
If an agent is not named in the declaration or advance health-care directive or the agent is not reasonably available, any other person authorized by law, other than by a provision of NRS 451.500 to 451.598, inclusive, to make a health-care decision for the prospective donor.
The conflict must be resolved as expeditiously as practicable.
Information relevant to the resolution of the conflict may be obtained from the appropriate procurement organization and any other person authorized to make an anatomical gift of the prospective donors body or part under NRS 451.556.
Before the resolution of the conflict, measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the part may not be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor, if withholding or withdrawing the measures is not medically contraindicated for the appropriate treatment of the prospective donor at the end of his or her life.