2014 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 41 - Actions and Proceedings in Particular Cases Concerning Persons
NRS 41.505 - Physicians, physician assistants, nurses and dentists.

NV Rev Stat § 41.505 (2014) What's This?

1. Any person licensed under the provisions of chapter 630, 632 or 633 of NRS and any person who holds an equivalent license issued by another state, who renders emergency care or assistance, including, without limitation, emergency obstetrical care or assistance, in an emergency, gratuitously and in good faith, is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by that person in rendering the emergency care or assistance or as a result of any failure to act, not amounting to gross negligence, to provide or arrange for further medical treatment for the injured or ill person. This section does not excuse a physician, physician assistant or nurse from liability for damages resulting from that person s acts or omissions which occur in a licensed medical facility relative to any person with whom there is a preexisting relationship as a patient.

2. Any person licensed under the provisions of chapter 630, 632 or 633 of NRS and any person who holds an equivalent license issued by another state who:

(a) Is retired or otherwise does not practice on a full-time basis; and

(b) Gratuitously and in good faith, renders medical care within the scope of that person s license to an indigent person,

is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by that person, not amounting to gross negligence or reckless, willful or wanton conduct, in rendering that care.

3. Any person licensed to practice medicine under the provisions of chapter 630 or 633 of NRS or licensed to practice dentistry under the provisions of chapter 631 of NRS who renders care or assistance to a patient for a governmental entity or a nonprofit organization is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by that person in rendering that care or assistance if the care or assistance is rendered gratuitously, in good faith and in a manner not amounting to gross negligence or reckless, willful or wanton conduct.

4. As used in this section, gratuitously has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 41.500.

(Added to NRS by 1973, 610; A 1975, 37, 404, 405; 1985, 1754; 1987, 2217; 1989, 21; 1995, 2641; 1999, 937; 2002 Special Session, 5; 2005, 2517; 2007, 32, 3047)

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