Nevada Mental Health Law
Nevada Law for court-ordered drug rehab and involuntary assessment, commitment, and treatment for mental health disorders on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Legal 2000 is an order to initiate an involuntary mental health assessment in the State of Nevada.
Legal 2000 Nevada
- Except as otherwise provided in NRS 432B.6075, a proceeding for involuntary court-ordered admission of any person in the State of Nevada may be commenced by filing a petition with the clerk of the district court of the county where the person who is to be treated resides. The spouse, a parent may file the petition, adult children or legal guardian of the person to be treated or by any physician, psychologist, social worker or registered nurse, by an accredited agent of the Department or by any officer authorized to make arrests in the State of Nevada. The petition must be accompanied:
(a) By a certificate of a physician, psychiatrist or licensed psychologist stating that he has examined the person alleged to be a person with mental illness and has concluded that the person has a mental illness and, because of that illness, is likely to harm himself or others if allowed his liberty; or
(b) By a sworn written statement by the petitioner that:
(1) The petitioner has, based upon his observation of the person alleged to be a person with mental illness, probable cause to believe that the person has a mental illness and, because of that illness, is likely to harm himself or others if allowed his liberty; and
(2) The person alleged to be a person with mental illness has refused to submit to examination or treatment by a physician, psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.
- Except as otherwise provided in NRS 432B.6075, if the person to be treated is a minor and a petitioner is a person other than a parent or guardian of the minor, the petition must, in addition to the certificate or statement required by subsection 1, include a statement signed by a parent or guardian of the minor that the parent or guardian does not object to the filing of the petition.State laws are in place to support court-ordered involuntary treatment. Nevertheless, careful planning with a unified approach is essential for successfully using the laws to significantly increase the long term prognosis for your loved one’s recovery. Although we do not provide legal advice, we do provide services to help support the recovery process for all impacted by mental illness and substance abuse throughout the State of Nevada.