NRS 41A.120 sets forth one set of circumstances under which a patient will be deemed to have impliedly consented to a medical or surgical procedure. Such consent is to be implied where:

  1. Pursuant to competent medical judgment the proposed medical or surgical procedure is reasonably necessary and any delay in performing such procedure could reasonably be expected to result in death, disfigurement, impairment of faculties, or serious bodily harm; and
  1. A person authorized to consent is not readily available.

NEV J.I. 6.09

NRS 41A.120

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