NRS 433A.220
Hearing on petition or motion

  • notice
  • discharge of person before hearing.


Immediately after the clerk of the district court receives any petition filed pursuant to NRS 433A.200 or 433A.210, the clerk shall transmit the petition to the appropriate district judge, who shall set a time, date and place for its hearing. Immediately after a motion is made pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 433A.200, the district judge shall set a time, date and place for its hearing. The date must be within 6 judicial days after the date on which the petition is received by the clerk or the motion is made, as applicable, unless otherwise stipulated by an attorney representing the person alleged to be a person in a mental health crisis and the district attorney. If the Chief Judge, if any, of the district court has assigned a district court judge or hearing master to preside over such hearings, that judge or hearing master must preside over the hearing.


The court shall give notice of the petition or motion and of the time, date and place of any proceedings thereon to the subject of the petition or motion, his or her attorney, if known, the person’s legal guardian, the petitioner, if applicable, the district attorney of the county in which the court has its principal office, the local office of an agency or organization that receives money from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 10801 et seq., to protect and advocate the rights of persons in a mental health crisis and the administrative office of any public or private mental health facility in which the subject of the petition or motion is detained.


The provisions of this section do not preclude a facility from discharging a person before the time set pursuant to this section for the hearing concerning the person, if appropriate. If the person has a legal guardian, the facility shall notify the guardian prior to discharging the person from the facility. The legal guardian has discretion to determine where the person will be released, taking into consideration any discharge plan proposed by the facility assessment team. If the legal guardian does not inform the facility as to where the person will be released within 3 days after the date of notification, the facility shall discharge the person according to its proposed discharge plan.

Source: Section 433A.220 — Hearing on petition or motion; notice; discharge of person before hearing., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-433A.­html#NRS433ASec220.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 433A.220’s source at nv​.us