Nevada Revised Statutes Section 435.350 - Mental Health

Rights of person admitted to facility of Division.

1. Each mentally retarded person or person with a related condition admitted to a division facility is entitled to all rights enumerated in NRS 433.482, 433.484 and 433.545 to 433.551, inclusive.

2. The Administrator shall designate a person or persons to be responsible for establishment of regulations relating to denial of rights of mentally retarded persons and persons with related conditions. The person designated shall file the regulations with the Administrator.

3. Clientsí rights specified in NRS 433.482 and 433.484 may be denied only for cause. Any denial of such rights must be entered in the clientís treatment record, and notice of the denial must be forwarded to the Administratorís designee or designees as provided in subsection 2. Failure to report denial of rights by an employee may be grounds for dismissal.

4. Upon receipt of notice of a denial of rights as provided in subsection 3, the Administratorís designee or designees shall cause a full report to be prepared which sets forth in detail the factual circumstances surrounding the denial. A copy of the report must be sent to the Administrator and the Commission.

5. The Commission has such powers and duties with respect to reports of denial of rights as are enumerated in subsection 3 of NRS 433.534.

Last modified: February 27, 2006