Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.210 - Mental Health

Requirements of petition that is filed after emergency admission. In addition to the requirements of NRS 433A.200, a petition filed pursuant to that section with the clerk of the district court to commence proceedings for involuntary court-ordered admission of a person pursuant to NRS 433A.145 or 433A.150 must include a certified copy of:

1. The application for the emergency admission of the person made pursuant to NRS 433A.160; and

2. A petition executed by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist or physician, including, without limitation, a sworn statement that:

(a) He has examined the person alleged to be mentally ill;

(b) In his opinion, there is a reasonable degree of certainty that the person alleged to be mentally ill suffers from a mental illness;

(c) Based on his personal observation of the person alleged to be mentally ill and other facts set forth in the petition, the person poses a risk of imminent harm to himself or others; and

(d) In his opinion, involuntary admission of the person alleged to be mentally ill to a mental health facility or hospital is medically necessary to prevent the person from harming himself or others.

Last modified: February 27, 2006