Nevada Revised Statutes Section 435.128 - Mental Health

Involuntary admission: Findings and order; expiration and renewal of certificate of eligibility for involuntary admission.

1. Upon completion of the proceedings for involuntary admission of a person to a mental retardation center, if the court finds:

(a) That the person is mentally retarded or has a related condition, has demonstrated that he is a clear and present danger to himself or others and is in need of institutional training and treatment;

(b) That appropriate space and programs are available at the mental retardation center to which it is proposed that the person be admitted; and

(c) That there is no less restrictive alternative to admission to a mental retardation center which would be consistent with the best interests of the person,

the court shall by written order certify that the person is eligible for involuntary admission to a mental retardation center.

2. A certificate of eligibility for involuntary admission expires 12 months after the date of issuance if the client has not been discharged earlier by the procedure provided in NRS 435.129. At the end of the 12-month period, the administrative officer of the mental retardation center may petition the court to renew the certificate for an additional period of not more than 12 months. Each petition for renewal must set forth the specific reasons why further treatment is required. A certificate may be renewed more than once.

Last modified: February 27, 2006