Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.220 - Mental Health

Hearing on petition; notice; discharge of person before hearing.

1. Immediately after he receives any petition filed pursuant to NRS 433A.200 or 433A.210, the clerk of the district court shall transmit the petition to the appropriate district judge, who shall set a time, date and place for its hearing. The date must be within 5 judicial days after the date on which the petition is received by the clerk.

2. The court shall give notice of the petition and of the time, date and place of any proceedings thereon to the subject of the petition, his attorney, if known, the petitioner, the district attorney of the county in which the court has its principal office, the local office of an agency or organization that receives money from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 10801 et seq., to protect and advocate the rights of mentally ill persons and the administrative office of any public or private mental health facility in which the subject of the petition is detained.

3. The provisions of this section do not preclude a facility from discharging a person before the time set pursuant to this section for the hearing concerning the person, if appropriate.

Last modified: February 27, 2006