Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.480 - Mental Health

Evaluation of person adjudicated incompetent; initiation of action for restoration to legal capacity.

1. The medical director of a division mental health facility shall have all adjudicated mentally incompetent persons of that facility automatically evaluated no less than once every 6 months to determine whether or not there is sufficient cause to believe that the client remains unable to exercise rights to dispose of property, marry, execute instruments, make purchases, enter into contractual relationships, vote or hold a driverís license.

2. If the medical director has sufficient reason to believe that the client remains unable to exercise these rights, such information shall be documented in the clientís treatment record.

3. If there is no such reason to believe the client is unable to exercise these rights, the medical director shall immediately initiate proper action to cause to have the client restored to legal capacity.

Last modified: February 27, 2006