Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.450 - Mental Health

Detention and treatment of mentally ill offender. When a psychiatrist and one other person professionally qualified in the field of psychiatric mental health determines that an offender confined in an institution of the Department of Corrections is mentally ill, the Director of the Department of Corrections shall apply to the Administrator for the offender’s detention and treatment at a division facility selected by the Administrator. If the Administrator determines that adequate security or treatment is not available in a division facility, the Administrator shall provide, within the resources available to the Division and as he deems necessary, consultation and other appropriate services for the offender at the place where he is confined. It is the Director’s decision whether to accept such services.

Last modified: February 27, 2006