Unlawful acts; penalties.
1. A person who:
(a) Without probable cause for believing a person to be mentally ill causes or conspires with or assists another to cause the involuntary court-ordered admission of the person under this chapter; or
(b) Causes or conspires with or assists another to cause the denial to any person of any right accorded to him under this chapter,
Ê is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
2. Unless a greater penalty is provided in subsection 1, a person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this chapter regarding the admission of a person to, or discharge of a person from, a public or private mental health facility is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
3. A person who, without probable cause for believing another person to be mentally ill, executes a petition, application or certificate pursuant to this chapter, by which the person secures or attempts to secure the apprehension, hospitalization, detention or restraint of the person alleged to be mentally ill, or any physician, psychiatrist or licensed psychologist who knowingly makes any false certificate or application pursuant to this chapter as to the mental condition of any person is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
Last modified: February 27, 2006