Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433A.711 - Mental Health

Effect of sealing records; inspection after sealing.

1. If the court orders records of admission and treatment sealed pursuant to NRS 433A.709, the petitionerís admission is deemed never to have occurred, and the petitioner may answer accordingly any question related to its occurrence.

2. If the records are sealed, the petitioner may thereafter petition the court to permit inspection of the records by a person named in the petition and the court may order the inspection.

3. The court may, upon the application of a district attorney or an attorney representing the petitioner in a criminal action, permit an inspection of the records.

4. If, after the sealing of the records, the petitioner is being treated by a physician or licensed psychologist, the physician or psychologist may obtain a copy of the petitionerís records from the hospital or facility. Any records so obtained must be used solely for the treatment of the petitioner.

Last modified: February 27, 2006