Access to certain records of defendant within possession of Department of Corrections by Administrator authorized for purpose of evaluating and treating defendant.
1. The Administrator of the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources or his designee may request from the Department of Corrections access to any records in its possession which contain information that may assist in evaluating and treating a defendant who previously has served a term of imprisonment under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and who is committed to the custody of or ordered to report to the Administrator or his designee pursuant to NRS 178.425 or 178.460.
2. Unless otherwise ordered by a court, upon request of the Administrator or his designee for access to records of a defendant pursuant to subsection 1, the Department of Corrections, through the designated medical director, shall provide access to any such records, including, without limitation, relevant medical and mental health records, for the limited purpose of allowing the Administrator or his designee to evaluate and treat the defendant.
3. No oral or written consent of the defendant is required for the Administrator or his designee to obtain access to records from the Department of Corrections pursuant to this section.
4. As used in this section, “designated medical director” means the designated administrative officer of the Department of Corrections who is responsible for the medical treatment of offenders.
Last modified: February 25, 2006