Care of resident of Northern or Southern Nevada Children’s Home adjudged to be mentally retarded or to have related condition; responsibility for payment of costs.
1. In case a resident of the Northern Nevada Children’s Home or the Southern Nevada Children’s Home is adjudged to be mentally retarded or to have a related condition, a responsible person or facility as designated in NRS 435.010 may receive the resident from the Superintendent of the Children’s Home and shall make provision for the child in the same manner as if received from a board of county commissioners.
2. The county of the child’s residence immediately preceding admission to the children’s home must bear the expense of transportation to the responsible person or facility and of the subsequent care.
3. If the child is a dependent child committed to the Northern Nevada Children’s Home or the Southern Nevada Children’s Home under the provisions of NRS 423.210, the county is entitled to receive from the parent or parents, and to recover by appropriate legal action if necessary, all sums expended by the county under subsection 2, but the sum which the county may receive or recover must not exceed the amount which the district court has ordered the parent or parents to pay under NRS 423.210.
Last modified: February 27, 2006