Certificate of psychiatrist, licensed psychologist or physician required. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the administrative officer of a facility operated by the Division or of any other public or private mental health facility or hospital shall not accept an application for an emergency admission under NRS 433A.160 unless that application is accompanied by a certificate of a psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist stating that he has examined the person alleged to be mentally ill and that he has concluded that the person is a mentally ill person and, because of that illness is likely to harm himself or others if allowed his liberty. If a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist is not available to conduct an examination, a physician may conduct the examination. The certificate required by this section may be obtained from a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist or physician who is employed by the public or private mental health facility or hospital to which the application is made.
Last modified: February 27, 2006