Nevada Advance Directive Form (Medical POA + Living Will)

A Nevada advance directive is a multi-part document that allows medical providers to provide individualized end-of-life medical care. The document also designates a health care agent to govern a patient’s medical decisions once they become unable to speak for themselves. The directives are completed by a patient (referred to as the Principal) and copies may be recorded at local health organizations and given to family and medical agents in case they are needed for future use.

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What’s Included?

Laws

Signing Requirements (NRS 162A.790NRS 449A.439) – Two (2) Witnesses.

State Definitions

  • Advance Health Care Directive (NRS 449A.703) – “Advance directive” means an advance directive for health care. The term includes:
    • A declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment as set forth in NRS 449A.400 to 449A.481, inclusive;
    • A durable power of attorney for health care as set forth in NRS 162A.700 to 162A.870, inclusive;
    • An advance directive for psychiatric care as set forth in NRS 449A.600 to 449A.645, inclusive;
    • A do-not-resuscitate order as defined in NRS 450B.420; and
    • A Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form as defined in NRS 449A.542.
  • “Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form” or “POLST form” (NRS 449A.542) – “Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form” or “POLST form” means the form prescribed pursuant to NRS 449A.548 that:
    • Records the wishes of the patient; and
    • Directs a provider of health care regarding the provision of life-resuscitating treatment and life-sustaining treatment.

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