Nevada Mental Health

Sec. § 433A.430
Transfer to facility in other state: Examination; contract; objection to transfer; fee for examination.


1.

Whenever the Administrator determines that division facilities within the State are inadequate for the care of any person in a mental health crisis, the Administrator may designate two physicians, licensed under the provisions of chapter 630 or 633 of NRS and familiar with the field of psychiatry, or advanced practice registered nurses who have the psychiatric training and experience prescribed by the State Board of Nursing pursuant to NRS 632.120, to examine that person. If the two physicians or advanced practice registered nurses concur with the opinion of the Administrator, the Administrator may:

(a)

Transfer the person to a state that is a party to the Interstate Compact on Mental Health ratified and enacted in NRS 433.4543 in the manner provided in the Compact; or

(b)

Contract with appropriate corresponding authorities in any other state of the United States that is not a party to the Compact and has adequate facilities for such purposes for the reception, detention, care or treatment of that person, but if the person in any manner objects to the transfer, the procedures in subsection 3 of NRS 433.484 and subsections 2 and 3 of NRS 433.534 must be followed. The two physicians or advanced practice registered nurses so designated are entitled to a reasonable fee for their services which must be paid by the county of the person’s last known residence.

2.

Money to carry out the provisions of this section must be provided by direct legislative appropriation.
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