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What is a healing Art, Physicians, and a Physician Assistant?

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

What is Healing Art?

NRS 630.0122  “Healing art” defined.  “Healing art” means any system, treatment, operation, diagnosis, prescription or practice for the ascertainment, cure, relief, palliation, adjustment or correction of any human disease, ailment, deformity, injury, or unhealthy or abnormal physical or mental condition for the practice of which long periods of specialized education and training and a degree of specialized knowledge of an intellectual as well as physical nature are required.

(Added to NRS by 1985, 2221)

Who is a physician and a Physician Assistant in Nevada?

NRS 630.014  “Physician” defined. “Physician” means a person who has complied with all the requirements of this chapter for the practice of medicine.

NRS 630.015  “Physician assistant” defined. “Physician assistant” means a person who is a graduate of an academic program approved by the Board or who, by general education, practical training and experience determined to be satisfactory by the Board, is qualified to perform medical services under the supervision of a supervising physician and who has been issued a license by the Board.


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