State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department


Ending Suspension of Health Care Licensing Regulations

WHEREAS, on October 1, 2017, numerous people were killed and injured in Las Vegas during an attack of unprecedented magnitude;
WHEREAS, based on the immediate volume of patients and magnitude of injuries, it appeared that additional medical personnel might be necessary;
WHEREAS, I, as Governor, issued Executive Order 2017-15, declaring a public health and medical disaster, and waiving certain licensure statutes to allow assistance from health care professionals licensed outside of Nevada;
WHEREAS, all Nevadans, including the health care professionals of Clark County, have been unwavering in their hard work and dedication to their professions during this time of tragedy;
WHEREAS, information provided to the Office of the Governor indicates that needs related to patient arrivals, treatment, and surgery have stabilized; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The provisions of Executive Order 2017-15, suspending licensure requirements for health care providers located out of state, are terminated.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 5th day of  October, in the year two thousand  seventeen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske