Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.315
Practicing or offering to practice nursing without license unlawful; enforcement.


1.

For the purposes of safeguarding life and health and maintaining high professional standards among nurses in this State, any person who practices or offers to practice nursing in this State shall submit evidence that he or she is qualified to practice and must be licensed as provided in this chapter.

2.

It is unlawful for any person:

(a)

To practice or offer to practice nursing in this State or use any title, abbreviation, sign, card or device to indicate that he or she is practicing nursing in this State unless that person has been licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; or

(b)

Who does not hold a valid and subsisting license to practice nursing issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter to practice or offer to practice in this State as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, graduate nurse, trained nurse, certified nurse or under any other title or designation suggesting that the person possesses qualifications and skill in the field of nursing.

3.

Unless a greater penalty is provided pursuant to NRS 200.830 or 200.840, a person who violates any provision of subsection 2:

(a)

If no substantial bodily harm results, is guilty of a category D felony; or

(b)

If substantial bodily harm results, is guilty of a category C felony,
Ê and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

4.

The Executive Director of the Board may, on behalf of the Board, issue an order to cease and desist to any person who practices or offers to practice nursing without a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

5.

Unless the Executive Director of the Board determines that extenuating circumstances exist, the Executive Director shall forward to the appropriate law enforcement agency any information submitted to the Board concerning a person who practices or offers to practice nursing without a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
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Feb. 5, 2021