Nevada Confidentiality Laws

Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Counselor

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 49.2547 (2013): General Rule of Privilege:

Except as otherwise provided in NRS 49.2549, a victim who seeks advice, counseling or assistance from a victim's advocate has a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent any other person from disclosing, confidential communications set forth in NRS 49.2546.

Updated 03/2018

Nev. Rev. Stat. §  49.2549 (2013): Exceptions

There is no privilege pursuant to NRS 49.2547 if:

1. The purpose of the victim in seeking services from a victim's advocate is to enable or aid any person to commit or plan to commit what the victim knows or reasonably should have known is a crime or fraud;

2. The communication concerns a report of abuse or neglect of a child, older person or vulnerable person in violation of NRS 200.508200.5093 or 200.50935, but only as to that portion of the communication;

3. The communication is relevant to an issue of breach of duty by the victim's advocate to the victim or by the victim to the victim's advocate; or

4. Disclosure of the communication is otherwise required by law.

Updated 03/2018