Nevada Witnesses and Evidence

Sec. § 49.215

As used in NRS 49.215 to 49.245, inclusive:


A communication is “confidential” if it is not intended to be disclosed to third persons other than:


Those present to further the interest of the patient in the consultation, examination or interview;


Persons reasonably necessary for the transmission of the communication; or


Persons who are participating in the diagnosis and treatment under the direction of the doctor, including members of the patient’s family.


“Doctor” means a person licensed to practice medicine, dentistry or osteopathic medicine in any state or nation, or a person who is reasonably believed by the patient to be so licensed, and in addition includes a person employed by a public or private agency as a psychiatric social worker, or someone under his or her guidance, direction or control, while engaged in the examination, diagnosis or treatment of a patient for a mental condition.


“Patient” means a person who consults or is examined or interviewed by a doctor for purposes of diagnosis or treatment.

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