NV Senate Bill 50


State: Nevada
Signed: May 26, 2017

Effective: May 26, 2017
Chapter: 154


Senate Bill 50 creates an advance directive for psychiatric care requiring the signatures of the principal and witnesses to be sworn to and signed before a Notary.


Amends Chapter 449 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

  1. Authorizes a person of sound mind and 18 or more years of age to execute an advance directive for psychiatric care directing any provider of health care or an agent of the person's choice on how he or she wishes psychiatric care to be provided in the event that he or she is incapable of making decisions concerning such care or communicating such decisions. 
  2. Requires the principal and witnesses' signatures on the advance directive for psychiatric care to be notarized.
  3. Provides a statutory form, including the notarial certificate, for an advance directive for psychiatric care.

More and more states are enacting specific power of attorney and advance health care directive laws allowing individuals to create a specific power of attorney or directive for psychiatric care. Senate Bill 50 enacts such a provision in Nevada.

Read Senate Bill 50.