Nevada Revised Statutes Section 201.356 - Crimes and Punishments

Test for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus required; payment of costs; notification of results of test.

1. Any person who is arrested for a violation of NRS 201.354 must submit to a test, approved by regulation of the State Board of Health, to detect exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus. The State Board of Health shall not approve a test for use that does not provide the arresting law enforcement agency with the results of the test within 30 days after a person submits to the test. If the person is convicted of a violation of NRS 201.354, he shall pay the sum of $100 for the cost of the test.

2. The person performing the test shall immediately transmit the results of the test to the arresting law enforcement agency. If the results of the test are negative, the agency shall inform the court of that fact. If the results of the test are positive, the agency shall upon receipt:

(a) Mail the results by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the person arrested at his last known address and place the returned receipt in the agency’s file; or

(b) If the person arrested is in the custody of the agency, personally deliver the results to him and place an affidavit of service in the agency’s file.

Ę If before receiving the results pursuant to this subsection, the person arrested requests the agency to inform him of the results and the agency has received those results, the agency shall deliver the results to him, whether positive or negative, and place an affidavit of service in the agency’s file.

3. The court shall, when the person arrested is arraigned, order the person to reappear before the court 45 days after the arraignment to determine whether the person has received the results of the test. The court shall inform the person that his failure to appear at the appointed time will result in the issuance of a bench warrant, unless the order is rescinded pursuant to this subsection. If the court is informed by the agency that the results of the person’s test were negative, the court clerk shall rescind the order for his reappearance and so notify the person. If, upon receiving notice from the agency that the results of the test were positive, the person notifies the court clerk in writing that he has received the results, the clerk shall inform the court and rescind the order for his reappearance for that determination.

4. The court shall, upon the person’s reappearance ordered pursuant to subsection 3, ask him whether he has received the results of the test. If the person answers that he has received them, the court shall note his answer in the court records. If the person answers that he has not received them, the court shall have the results delivered to him and direct that an affidavit of service be placed in the agency’s file.

5. If the person does not reappear as ordered and has not notified the court clerk of his receipt of the results of the test in the manner set forth in subsection 3, the court shall cause a bench warrant to be issued and that person arrested and brought before the court as upon contempt. The court shall also proceed in the manner set forth in subsection 4 to ensure that the person receives the results of the test.

Last modified: February 25, 2006