Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.430 - Mental Health

Transfer to facility in other state: Examination; contract; objection to transfer; fee for examination.

1. Whenever the Administrator determines that division facilities within the State are inadequate for the care of any mentally ill person, he may designate two physicians, licensed under the provisions of chapter 630 or 633 of NRS, and familiar with the field of psychiatry, to examine that person. If the two physicians concur with the opinion of the Administrator, the Administrator may contract with appropriate corresponding authorities in any other state of the United States having adequate facilities for such purposes for the reception, detention, care or treatment of that person, but if the person in any manner objects to the transfer, the procedures in subsection 3 of NRS 433.484 and subsections 2 and 3 of NRS 433.534 must be followed. The two physicians so designated are entitled to a reasonable fee for their services which must be paid by the county of the personís last known residence.

2. Money to carry out the provisions of this section must be provided by direct legislative appropriation.

Last modified: February 27, 2006