Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.239
Advanced practice registered nurse: Authority to issue order for school or authorized entity to obtain and maintain auto-injectable epinephrine; immunity from liability.


1.

An advanced practice registered nurse may issue to a public or private school an order to allow the school to obtain and maintain auto-injectable epinephrine at the school, regardless of whether any person at the school has been diagnosed with a condition which may cause the person to require such medication for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

2.

An advanced practice registered nurse may issue to an authorized entity an order to allow the authorized entity to obtain and maintain auto-injectable epinephrine at any location under the control of the authorized entity where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, regardless of whether any person employed by, affiliated with or served by the authorized entity has been diagnosed with a condition which may cause the person to require such medication for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

3.

An order issued pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 must contain:

(a)

The name and signature of the advanced practice registered nurse and the address of the advanced practice registered nurse if not immediately available to the pharmacist;

(b)

The classification of his or her license;

(c)

The name of the public or private school or authorized entity to which the order is issued;

(d)

The name, strength and quantity of the drug authorized to be obtained and maintained by the order; and

(e)

The date of issue.

4.

An advanced practice registered nurse is not subject to disciplinary action solely for issuing a valid order pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 to an entity other than a natural person and without knowledge of a specific natural person who requires the medication.

5.

An advanced practice registered nurse is not liable for any error or omission concerning the acquisition, possession, provision or administration of auto-injectable epinephrine maintained by a public or private school or authorized entity pursuant to an order issued by the advanced practice registered nurse pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 not resulting from gross negligence or reckless, willful or wanton conduct of the advanced practice registered nurse.

6.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Authorized entity” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 450B.710.

(b)

“Private school” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 394.103.

(c)

“Public school” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 385.007.
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Feb. 5, 2021