Service of process: Irrevocable consent
- effect of failure to file consent
- effect on continuances.
1.An applicant for a certificate of registration pursuant to NRS 645H.480 or a permit pursuant to NRS 645H.530 shall file with the Division, on a form prescribed by a regulation adopted by the Division, an irrevocable consent appointing the Administrator as his or her agent for service of process in a noncriminal proceeding against the applicant, a successor or personal representative which arises under this chapter or a regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter after the consent is filed, with the same force and validity as if served personally on the person filing the consent.
2.A person who has filed an irrevocable consent in accordance with subsection 1 in connection with a previous application for a certificate of registration or permit is not required to file an additional consent.
3.If a person, including a nonresident of this State, engages in conduct prohibited or made actionable by this chapter or a regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter and the person has not filed an irrevocable consent to service of process in accordance with subsection 1, engaging in the conduct constitutes the appointment of the Administrator as the person’s agent for service of process in a noncriminal proceeding against the person, a successor or personal representative which arises out of the conduct.
4.Service under subsection 1 or 3 may be made by leaving a copy of the process in the Office of the Administrator, but it is not effective unless:
(a)The plaintiff, who may be the Administrator, sends notice of the service and a copy of the process by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the defendant or respondent at the address set forth in the consent to service of process or, if no consent to service of process has been filed, at the last known address, or takes other steps which are reasonably calculated to give actual notice; and
(b)The plaintiff files an affidavit of compliance with this subsection in the proceeding on or before the return day of the process, if any, or within such further time as the court, or the Administrator in a proceeding before the Administrator, allows.
5.Service as provided in subsection 4 may be used in a proceeding before the Administrator or by the Administrator in a proceeding in which the Administrator is the moving party.
6.If the process is served under subsection 4, the court, or the Administrator in a proceeding before the Administrator, may order continuances as may be necessary to afford the defendant or respondent a reasonable opportunity to defend.
Section 645H.690 — Service of process: Irrevocable consent; effect of failure to file consent; method; use; effect on continuances.,