Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.400 - Mental Health

Return of indigent to county of last residence or county where involuntarily admitted; notice.

1. An indigent resident of this state discharged as having recovered from his mental illness, but having a residual medical or surgical disability which prevents him from obtaining or holding remunerative employment, shall be returned to the county of his last residence. A nonresident indigent with such disabilities shall be returned to the county from which he was involuntarily court-admitted. The administrative officer of the mental health facility shall first give notice in writing, not less than 10 days prior to discharge, to the board of county commissioners of the county to which the person will be returned.

2. Delivery of the indigent resident defined in subsection 1 shall be made to an individual or agency authorized to provide further care.

3. This section does not authorize the release of any person held upon an order of a court or judge having criminal jurisdiction arising out of a criminal offense.

Last modified: February 27, 2006