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Nevada Advance Directive Form

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Nevada Advance Directive Form

Updated July 28, 2023

A Nevada advance directive is a document that allows a person to create a power of attorney for health care and declare a living will. The document lets an agent be designated to make health care decisions on behalf of someone else and to outline their preferred treatment options. An advance directive must be signed with at least two (2) witnesses. After completion, it may only be used when the patient becomes incapacitated or not able to make clear decisions for themselves.

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  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care[1]
  • Living Will Declaration[2]
  • POLST[3]

Signing Requirements – Two witnesses. A detailed list of persons ineligible to act as witnesses can be found under subsection 3 of NRS 162A.790.[4][5]

State Definition – “Advance directive” means an advance directive for health care. The term includes:[6]

    1. A declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment;[7]
    2. A durable power of attorney for health care;[8]
    3. An advance directive for psychiatric care;[9]
    4. A do-not-resuscitate order;[10]
    5. A Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form.[11]

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Nevada Center for Ethics and Policy

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Spanish (Español) Version

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To register an advance directive for free an individual can send a signed copy along with the attached Registration Agreement (Form SPLB-0001) to the following:

  • Mailing Address: Nevada Lockbox, c/o Nevada Secretary of State, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 400 North Las Vegas, NV 89030
  • Fax Number: (775) 684-7177

After approximately ten (10) business days, a wallet card will be sent to the declarant with instructions on how to access the document. If for any reason a change is needed to be made to the directive, the declarant can file the Authorization to Change (Form SPLB-0002) in the same manner as above.

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Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney

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Last Will and Testament

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  1. NRS 162A.860
  2. NRS 449A.433
  3. NRS 449A.551
  4. NRS 162A.790(2) 
  5. NRS 449A.433(1)
  6. NRS 449A.703
  7. NRS 449A.400 to 449A.481
  8. NRS 162A.700 to 162A.870
  9. NRS 449A.600 to 449A.645
  10. NRS 450B.420
  11. NRS 449A.542