A Nevada medical power of attorney is a form that enables the principal (person granting power) to select an agent to oversee their health care when they are in critical condition. The authority granted to the agent will only become effective once the physician or nurse attending to the patient has deemed that they are incapacitated to such a degree that they are unable to accurately communicate their decisions. It is usually a spouse or other close family member that is placed in charge of making medical decisions for the principal, with a successor agent added should the primary agent be unavailable or unable to fulfill their duties.
Signing Requirements (NRS 162A.790(2)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public
Statutory Form – NRS 162A.860
Statute – NRS 449A.309
“Representative of the patient” means a legal guardian of the patient, a person designated by the patient to make decisions governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment pursuant to NRS 449A.433 or a person given power of attorney to make decisions concerning health care for the patient pursuant to NRS 162A.700 to 162A.870 inclusive.