Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 629.151
Obtaining genetic information of person without consent unlawful; exceptions.

It is unlawful to obtain any genetic information of a person without first obtaining the informed consent of the person or the person’s legal guardian pursuant to NRS 629.181, unless the information is obtained:


By a federal, state, county or city law enforcement agency to establish the identity of a person or dead human body;


To determine the parentage or identity of a person pursuant to NRS 56.020;


To determine the paternity of a person pursuant to NRS 126.121 or 425.384;


For use in a study where the identities of the persons from whom the genetic information is obtained are not disclosed to the person conducting the study;


To determine the presence of certain preventable or inheritable disorders in an infant pursuant to NRS 442.008 or a provision of federal law; or


Pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

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Feb. 5, 2021