Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433.541 - Mental Health

Disposition of personal property of client upon death.

Whenever any person admitted to a division facility dies, the administrative officer shall send written notice to the decedentís legally appointed representative, listing the personal property remaining in the custody or possession of the facility. If there is no demand made upon the administrative officer of the facility by the decedentís legally appointed representative, all personal property of the decedent remaining in the custody or possession of the administrative officer must be held by him for a period of 1 year from the date of the decedentís death for the benefit of the heirs, legatees or successors of the decedent. At the end of this period, another notice must be sent to the decedentís representative, listing the property and specifying the manner in which the property will be disposed of if not claimed within 15 business days. After 15 business days, all personal property and documents of the decedent, other than cash, remaining unclaimed in the possession of the administrative officer must be disposed of as follows:

1. All documents must be filed by the administrative officer with the public administrator of the county from which the client was admitted.

2. All other personal property must be sold at a public auction or by sealed bids. The proceeds of the sale must be applied to the decedentís unpaid balance for costs incurred at the division facility.

Last modified: February 27, 2006