Nevada Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft

Sec. § 483.575
Driving if epilepsy severely impairs ability to safely operate motor vehicle; duties of physician or advanced practice registered nurse.


1.

A person with epilepsy shall not operate a motor vehicle if that person has been informed by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse pursuant to NRS 629.047 that his or her condition would severely impair his or her ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

2.

If a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse is aware that a person has violated subsection 1 after the physician or advanced practice registered nurse has informed the person pursuant to NRS 629.047 that the person’s condition would severely impair his or her ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, the physician or advanced practice registered nurse may, without the consent of the person, submit a written report to the Department that includes the name, address and age of the person. A report received by the Department pursuant to this subsection:

(a)

Is confidential, except that the contents of the report may be disclosed to the person about whom the report is made; and

(b)

May be used by the Department solely to determine the eligibility of the person to operate a vehicle on the streets and highways of this State.

3.

The submission by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse of a report pursuant to subsection 2 is solely within his or her discretion. No cause of action may be brought against a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse based on the fact that he or she did not submit such a report.

4.

No cause of action may be brought against a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse based on the fact that he or she submitted a report pursuant to subsection 2 unless the physician or advanced practice registered nurse acted with malice, intentional misconduct, gross negligence or intentional or knowing violation of the law.
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Feb. 5, 2021