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New 2023 Nevada Laws That Can Affect You


In June, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signed 536 bills during the 82nd legislative session. Here are a few noteworthy laws that may impact you, our clients:

  • Assembly Bill 404 – Medical Malpractice: the new law increases the caps on non economic pain and suffering damages, $80,000 at a time for five years, then 2.1% per year after that (effective January 1, 2024); increases the statute of limitations from 1 year to 2 years, meaning that an individual may bring a claim within 2 years that s/he knew or reasonably should have known of the malpractice (effective for malpractice actions accruing after October 1, 2023)
  • Assembly Bill 408 - Anti-solicitation: this law prohibits individuals from soliciting you for representation at the scene of an accident or medical facility. It creates criminal penalties for the solicitors and creates civil recourse for clients who were victims of this activity (effective October 1, 2023).
  • Assembly Bill 202 – Cameras in Nursing Homes: this law allows for electronic devices and recording devices to be used in patient’s rooms at skilled nursing facilities (effective Octobe 1, 2023).
  • Assembly Bill 165 – Worker’s Compensation: this law provided a statutory fix for regulation of PPD lump sum payments under 30%
  • Senate Bill 274 – Worker’s Compensation: this law increases injured worker protections in several areas, including but not limited to benefit penalties, changed timelines, allowance for second opinions from physicians, regulations for rating physicians (effective January 1, 2024)
  • Senate Bill 401 – Punitive Damages for DUIs: this law changes the process for how punitive damages may be considered in a DUI crash (effective October 1, 2023).

We encourage you to contact us with questions about these new laws, and others! Stay in the loop, fellow Nevadans! These legislative changes may impact you!