By Heather Anderson-Fintak
Passing SB172, Nevada minors have the explicit right to consent to sexual health preventive care, such as PReP and Gardasil, for the prevention of HIV and HPV, respectively. Previously, NRS 129.030 and 129.060 allowed for consent for testing, treatment, and services. Nevada is the 15th state to add “prevention” to minors’ consent to care laws. In the US, 22 percent of newly infected HIV individuals are aged 13–24. In 2021, 12 newly diagnosed individuals aged 15–19 were Clark County residents. This law will increase minors’ access to care and provide protection of healthcare providers in prescription of preventive measures.
Effective Date: June 5, 2023
About the Legislative Updates
This issue of the Communiqué (Sep. 2023) features select updates related to recent legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature (2023). Authors were instructed to limit their submissions due to space constraints of the printed publication.
This article was originally published in the Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association, (Sep. 2023). See https://clarkcountybar.org/about/member-benefits/communique-2023/communique-september-2023/
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