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Nevada - Microchip Implantation

On June 3, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation (A.B. 226) making it unlawful for any of the following entities or persons to require another to undergo the implantation of a microchip or other permanent identification marker of any kind:

  • A Nevada officer or employee of;
  • An employer as a condition of employment;
  • A person licensed to sell or provide insurance; or
  • A person licensed to participate in a business related to bail.

A microchip is a device that is subcutaneously implanted in a person and that is passively or actively capable of transmitting personal information to another device using radio frequency technology. It does not include a device that is implanted in a person if the device:

  • Is incapable of passively or actively transmitting personal information to another device using radio frequency technology;
  • Is capable of passively or actively transmitting personal information to another device using radio frequency technology and the device:
    • Is used in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, or prevention of a health condition; and
    • Only transmits such information as is necessary to carry out the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment or prevention of the health condition; or
    • Is any type of hearing aid or hearing implant device.

Violations are a category C felony. However, a person may voluntarily (without incentive or other inducement) elect to undergo the implantation of a microchip or other permanent identification marker of any kind.

The law is effective October 1, 2019

Read NV A.B. 226