Nevada Domestic Relations
Sec. § 128.106
Specific considerations in determining neglect by or unfitness of parent.


1.

In determining neglect by or unfitness of a parent, the court shall consider, without limitation, the following conditions which may diminish suitability as a parent:

(a)

Emotional illness, mental illness or mental deficiency of the parent which renders the parent consistently unable to care for the immediate and continuing physical or psychological needs of the child for extended periods of time. The provisions contained in NRS 128.109 apply to the case if the child has been placed outside his or her home pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS.

(b)

Conduct toward a child of a physically, emotionally or sexually cruel or abusive nature.

(c)

Conduct that violates any provision of NRS 200.463, 200.4631, 200.464 or 200.465.

(d)

Excessive use of intoxicating liquors, controlled substances or dangerous drugs which renders the parent consistently unable to care for the child.

(e)

Repeated or continuous failure by the parent, although physically and financially able, to provide the child with adequate food, clothing, shelter, education or other care and control necessary for the childs physical, mental and emotional health and development, but a person who, legitimately practicing his or her religious beliefs, does not provide specified medical treatment for a child is not for that reason alone a negligent parent.

(f)

Conviction of the parent for commission of a felony, if the facts of the crime are of such a nature as to indicate the unfitness of the parent to provide adequate care and control to the extent necessary for the childs physical, mental or emotional health and development.

(g)

Whether the child, a sibling of the child or another child in the care of the parent suffered a physical injury resulting in substantial bodily harm, a near fatality or fatality for which the parent has no reasonable explanation and for which there is evidence that such physical injury or death would not have occurred absent abuse or neglect of the child by the parent.

(h)

Inability of appropriate public or private agencies to reunite the family despite reasonable efforts on the part of the agencies.

2.

As used in this section, near fatality has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.175.
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