Nevada Revised Statutes Section 433B.280 - Mental Health

Notification of death of client; burial.

1. Upon the death of a client in a division facility, any known relatives or friends of the client must be notified immediately of the fact of death.

2. The Administrator or his designee shall cause a decent burial to be provided for the client outside the grounds of a division facility. The Administrator or his designee may enter into a contract with any person or persons, including governmental agencies or other instrumentalities, as he deems proper, for a decent burial. Where there are known relatives, and they are financially able, the cost of burial must be borne by the relatives. Where there are no known relatives, the cost of burial is a charge against the State of Nevada, except that the cost must not exceed the amount charged for the burial of indigents in the county in which the burial takes place.

Last modified: February 27, 2006