The Advance Directives regulation, or Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA), was derived from the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA ‘90). This act requires all Medicare and Medicaid hospitals, nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospices to give patients information about their right to make their own health care decisions, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment. This also includes the right to formulate Advance Directives (Declarations and/or Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions).
Below are links to documents to help you comply with the Patient Self-Determination Act.
Components Required of Providers - Advance Directives
Federal Regulation - Advance Directives
Advance Directive Acknowledgement - Sample Form
Written Information to Provide to Patients on NV Law
Concerning Advance Directives - This document summarizes Nevada
law on advance directives and what steps a patient can take
towards expressing their wishes on end-of-life treatment.
It includes several forms prescribed by Nevada Revised Statutes.
Guidance on Community Education Requirements
Advance Directive Self-Evaluation Form
If you represent a licensed medical facility or health care
provider receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid funding and would
like more information about Civil Rights or Advanced Directives compliance, please contact the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy’s Recipient Civil Rights Officer at (775) 684-3606.