Nevada Mental Health

Sec. § 433A.170
Certificate of certain providers of health care required.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, the administrative officer of a facility operated by the Division or of any other public or private mental health facility or hospital shall not accept an application for an emergency admission under NRS 433A.160 unless that application is accompanied by a certificate of a licensed psychologist, a physician, a physician assistant under the supervision of a psychiatrist, a clinical social worker who has the psychiatric training and experience prescribed by the Board of Examiners for Social Workers pursuant to NRS 641B.160 or an advanced practice registered nurse who has the psychiatric training and experience prescribed by the State Board of Nursing pursuant to NRS 632.120 stating that he or she has examined the person alleged to be a person in a mental health crisis and that he or she has concluded that the person is a person in a mental health crisis. The certificate required by this section may be obtained from a licensed psychologist, physician, physician assistant, clinical social worker or advanced practice registered nurse who is employed by the public or private mental health facility or hospital to which the application is made.
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