NRS 616C.315
Request for hearing

  • forms for request to be provided by insurer
  • prerequisites to scheduling of hearing
  • expeditious and informal hearing required
  • direct submission to appeals officer.


Any person who is subject to the jurisdiction of the hearing officers pursuant to chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or chapter 617 of NRS may request a hearing before a hearing officer of any matter within the hearing officer’s authority. The insurer shall provide, without cost, the forms necessary to request a hearing to any person who requests them.


A hearing must not be scheduled until the following information is provided to the hearing officer:


The name of:


The claimant;


The employer; and


The insurer or third-party administrator;


The number of the claim; and


If applicable, a copy of the letter of determination being appealed or, if such a copy is unavailable, the date of the determination and the issues stated in the determination.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 616B.772, 616B.775, 616B.787, 616C.305 and 616C.427, a person who is aggrieved by:


A written determination of an insurer; or


The failure of an insurer to respond within 30 days to a written request mailed to the insurer by the person who is aggrieved,
Ê may appeal from the determination or failure to respond by filing a request for a hearing before a hearing officer. Such a request must include the information required pursuant to subsection 2 and, except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5, must be filed within 70 days after the date on which the notice of the insurer’s determination was mailed by the insurer or the unanswered written request was mailed to the insurer, as applicable. The failure of an insurer to respond to a written request for a determination within 30 days after receipt of such a request shall be deemed by the hearing officer to be a denial of the request.


The period specified in subsection 3 within which a request for a hearing must be filed may be extended for an additional 90 days if the person aggrieved shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the person was diagnosed with a terminal illness or was informed of the death or diagnosis of a terminal illness of his or her spouse, parent or child.


Failure to file a request for a hearing within the period specified in subsection 3 may be excused if the person aggrieved shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the person did not receive the notice of the determination and the forms necessary to request a hearing. The claimant or employer shall notify the insurer of a change of address.


The hearing before the hearing officer must be conducted as expeditiously and informally as is practicable.


The parties to a contested claim may, if the claimant is represented by legal counsel, agree to forego a hearing before a hearing officer and submit the contested claim directly to an appeals officer.


A claimant may, with regard to a contested claim arising from the provisions of NRS 617.453, 617.455, 617.457, 617.485 or 617.487 as described in subsection 2 of NRS 616C.345, submit the contested claim directly to an appeals officer pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 616C.345 without the agreement of any other party.

Source: Section 616C.315 — Request for hearing; forms for request to be provided by insurer; prerequisites to scheduling of hearing; expeditious and informal hearing required; direct submission to appeals officer., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-616C.­html#NRS616CSec315.

Duties of Chief of Hearings Division: Adoption of regulations establishing codes of conduct for hearing officers and appeals officers, standards for initial training and continuing education and qualifications for hearing officers
Hearing officers: Appointment
Procedure for appeal of final determination of organization for managed care which has contracted with insurer.
Contested cases: Procedures
Request for hearing
Resolution of disputed decision of self-insured employer or employer who is member of association of self-insured public or private employers or insured by private carrier.
Representation of employee and employer before hearings officer or appeals officer or in negotiations with insurer
Date, time and place for hearing
Award of interest.
Appointment, term, qualifications and salary of appeals officers and special appeals officers
Notice of appeal
Testimony of physician or chiropractor before appeals officer
Use of affidavits or declarations as evidence at hearing
Record of hearing before appeals officer
External review: Duties of independent review organization
Reimbursement of employee’s expenses incurred and wages lost as result of hearing requested by employer or insurer
Judicial review.
Stay of decision of appeals officer.
Payment pending appeal when decision not stayed
Costs and attorney’s fees for frivolous petitions for judicial review.
Reopening claim: General requirements and procedure
Reopening claim: Circumstances under which insurer is required to reopen claim for permanent partial disability.
Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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