Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.080 - Mental Health

Coordinator of medical programs: Qualifications and selection; powers and duties.

1. A coordinator of medical programs is the medical head of any division facility designated by the Administrator. He must be a psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine or, in the case of a treatment facility authorized by paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 433B.290, a psychiatrist or a pediatrician licensed to practice medicine. He may be a psychiatrist or pediatrician in private practice under contract to the Division. He must have such additional qualifications as are in accordance with criteria prescribed by the Department of Personnel and must be in the unclassified service of the State.

2. A coordinator of medical programs shall:

(a) Cause to be kept a fair and full account of all medical affairs;

(b) Have standard medical histories currently maintained on all clients, and administer or have administered the accepted and appropriate medical treatments to all clients under his care, and may, by delegation of the administrative officer, be responsible for the nonmedical care and treatment of clients; and

(c) Undertake any diagnostic, medical or surgical procedure in the interest of the client, but only in accordance with the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 433.484.

Last modified: February 27, 2006