NRS 648.160
Investigation of complaints

  • issuance of notice of violation
  • issuance and enforcement of subpoenas.


The Board may, upon its own motion:


Investigate the actions of any person holding or claiming to hold a license or registration.


Authorize a representative of the Board to issue a notice of violation to any licensee or registered employee or any applicant for a license or registration who, based upon probable cause, has violated a requirement of this chapter, or any standard, rule or order adopted or issued pursuant to this chapter.


The Board shall, upon the filing with it of a verified written complaint by any person setting forth facts which, if proven, would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of a license or registration, investigate the actions of any person holding or claiming to hold a license or registration.


The Board has the power of subpoena in any proceeding before the Board pursuant to this chapter concerning the activity of an unlicensed person or unregistered employee or discipline of a licensee or registered employee. If any person refuses to respond to a subpoena, the Board shall certify the facts to the district court of the county where the hearing is being conducted. The court shall thereupon issue an order directing the person to appear before the court and show cause why he or she should not be punished as for contempt. The order and a copy of the certified statement must be served on the person. Thereafter the court has jurisdiction of the matter. The same proceedings must be had, the same penalties may be imposed and the person charged may purge himself or herself of the contempt in the same way, as in the case of a person who has committed a contempt in the trial of a civil action.

Source: Section 648.160 — Investigation of complaints; issuance of notice of violation; issuance and enforcement of subpoenas., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-648.­html#NRS648Sec160.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

§ 648.160’s source at nv​.us