Nev. Admin. Code § 440.160 - Certification of cause of death

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a physician or advanced practice registered nurse who pronounces a death pursuant to NAC 440.158, authorizes the pronouncement of death pursuant to NRS 440.415 or is required to complete a death certificate by NAC 440.170 or 440.180 shall complete the portions of the death certificate pertaining to the cause of death and the certification of death within 24 hours after being assigned as the certifier.
2. If the death did not occur in a hospital or other institution and the death was attended by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse who will not be available within 24 hours after the death, the certificate must be presented or assigned to an associate physician or advanced practice registered nurse who has access to the attending physician's or advanced practice registered nurse's medical files on the deceased. The associate physician or advanced practice registered nurse shall complete and certify the death certificate within 24 hours after such presentation or after being assigned as the certifier.
3. If the death occurred in a hospital or other institution and the death was attended by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse who will not be available within 24 hours after the death, the certificate must be presented or assigned to the chief medical officer of the institution or an associate physician or advanced practice registered nurse who has access to the medical records of the deceased. The chief medical officer or associate physician or advanced practice registered nurse shall complete and certify the death certificate before the end of the next business day after such presentation or after being assigned as the certifier.
4. Any certificate rejected for not containing a certification of cause of death, lack of information or lack of certifier signature must be completed by the certifier within 24 hours after such rejection.

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Nev. Admin. Code § 440.160
Bd. of Health, Births and Deaths Art. 7, eff. 2-24-78; A by R066-16A, eff. 11/2/2016; A by R150-18A, eff. 1/30/2019; A by R111-22A, eff. 7/26/2023

NRS 440.120, 440.380

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