Nevada Revised Statutes Section 176.465 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Investigation of pregnancy: Procedure; hearing.

1. If there is good reason to believe that a female against whom a judgment of death has been rendered is pregnant, the Director of the Department of Corrections to whom she has been delivered for execution shall petition a judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, in writing, alleging such pregnancy, whereupon such judge shall summon a jury of three physicians to inquire into the alleged pregnancy and fix a day for the hearing thereon, and give immediate notice thereof to the Attorney General and to the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was had.

2. The provisions of NRS 176.425 and 176.435 apply to the proceedings upon the inquisition, except that three physicians shall be summoned. They shall certify in writing to the court their findings as to pregnancy.

Last modified: February 25, 2006