NRS 41A.110 provides one method of proving that a patient has consented to a medical or surgical procedure. Such consent is to be deemed conclusively established if you find, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the physician did all of the following things:

  1. Explained to the patient in general terms without specific details the procedure to be undertaken;
  1. Explained to the patient alternative methods of treatment, if any, and their general nature;
  1. Explained to the patient that there may be risks, together with the general nature and extent of the risks involved, without enumerating such risks; and
  1. Obtained the signature of the patient on a statement containing an explanation of the procedure, alternative methods of treatment and the risks involved.

NEV J.I. 6.08

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