Nev. Admin. Code § 440.170 - Attendance at death

1. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 440.180, a death shall be considered to have been attended by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse if the deceased:
(a) Had been examined or treated, including, without limitation, having been prescribed medications or provided care by the physician or advanced practice registered nurse, as applicable, for an acute or chronic condition, within 180 days preceding the death;
(b) Was pronounced dead by a registered nurse or physician assistant pursuant to NRS 440.415; or
(c) Was diagnosed by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse as having an anticipated life expectancy of not more than 6 months.
2. If a coroner or medical examiner receives a report or investigates a death and determines that any of the conditions set forth in subsection 1 apply, the coroner or medical examiner shall relinquish jurisdiction of the death to the physician or advanced practice registered nurse in attendance of the death. That physician or advanced practice registered nurse shall determine the cause of death and sign the death certificate.
3. If there is a delay or dispute between physicians or advanced practice registered nurses regarding a death certificate, the primary care physician or advanced practice registered nurse for the deceased shall determine the cause of death and sign the death certificate.

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Nev. Admin. Code § 440.170
Bd. of Health, Births and Deaths Art. 8 § 8.1, eff. 7-3-76-NAC A by R045-99, 9-27-99; 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

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