|Name:||Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy|
|Brief Description:||Provides information and forms for end of life medical care (advance directives, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care). This agency does not provide legal advice.|
|Services:||Advance Care Planning refers to a process of mapping out the types of medical and non-medical care you would like to receive at some future point should a life-threatening or terminal disease make it impossible for you to express your wishes at that time. Once completed, it should be revisited on a regular basis - every five years or after any potentially life-changing event, such as marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, or the onset of a life-threatening disease. Advance care planning usually produces an Advance Directive, which is a written document that helps to summarize the plans you have made for future care. These documents take several forms, such as a Living Will and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care .|
The center provides explanations of these documents and sample forms in English and Spanish on their web site at http://www.unr.edu/ncehp/ADs.html.
The center also works to improve health care in the state and educate Nevada about health care ethics issues, more information about the center's activities is available at http://www.unr.edu/ncehp/about_us.html.
|Target Population:||Anyone with questions about Nevada health ethics|
|Address:||Mail Stop 339, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557-0230; 6352 High Sierra Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89156|
|Eligibility:||No income requirements|
|Appointment Needed:||Best to call first|
|Phone:||Tel/Fax: 702-531-3310 (Las Vegas); (775) 327-2309, Fax: (775) 327-2203 (Reno)|
|Hours:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday)|
|Counties:||Statewide, Carson City County, Churchill County, Clark County, Douglas County, Elko County, Esmeralda County, Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Mineral County, Nye County, Pershing County, Storey County, Washoe County, White Pine County|
|Provides Language Services:||Yes|
|Language Service Arrangements Needed:||Best to call first|
|Subjects:||Consumer/Business Law, Disability Law, Senior Law|
|Mission:||To provide a statewide collaboration for the promotion of ethical and appropriate health care for all Nevadans through engagement, education and empowerment.|