Nevada Abortion Laws
|Code Section||§§442.240 to 270|
|Statutory Definition of Illegal Abortion||Termination of a human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce the birth of an infant capable of sustained survival by natural or artificial support or to remove a dead fetus|
|Statutory Definition of Legal Abortion||Only within first 24 weeks unless necessary to preserve life, health of mother|
|Penalty for Unlawful Abortion||Violation of notice or consent statutes: misdemeanor; failure to take steps to preserve life of infant: M.D. liable for malpractice and wrongful death|
|Consent Requirements||Informed consent of mother, certified by M.D.; if mother under 18, unemancipated and unmarried, actual notice to parent/guardian required before procedure unless immediately necessary to protect life, health of minor; if actual notice is unsuccessful, then M.D. must delay abortion until s/he has notified parent by certified mail; court may authorize abortion if mature or in minor's best interest|
|Residency Requirements for Patients||-|
|Physician Licensing Requirements||Licensed M.D. who must exercise "best clinical judgment"; licensed hospital after 24th week and records of mother must contain facts upon which M.D. based decision that continued pregnancy would endanger life, health of mother|
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