Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 629.171
Disclosure of identity genetic information of person without consent unlawful; exceptions.

It is unlawful to disclose or to compel a person to disclose the identity of a person who was the subject of a genetic test or to disclose genetic information of that person in a manner that allows identification of the person, without first obtaining the informed consent of that person or his or her legal guardian pursuant to NRS 629.181, unless the information is disclosed:


To conduct a criminal investigation, an investigation concerning the death of a person or a criminal or juvenile proceeding;


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;


Pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction;


By a physician and is the genetic information of a deceased person that will assist in the medical diagnosis of persons related to the deceased person by blood;


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


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


To carry out the provisions of NRS 442.300 to 442.330, inclusive; or


By an agency of criminal justice pursuant to NRS 179A.075.

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Feb. 5, 2021