NRS 435.007

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Administrative officer” means a person with overall executive and administrative responsibility for those state or nonstate intellectual and developmental disability centers designated by the Administrator.


“Administrator” means the Administrator of the Division.


“Child” means any person under the age of 18 years who may be eligible for intellectual disability services or developmental disability services.


“Department” means the Department of Health and Human Services.


“Developmental disability” means autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or any other neurological condition diagnosed by a qualified professional that:


Is manifested before the person affected attains the age of 22 years;


Is likely to continue indefinitely;


Results in substantial functional limitations, as measured by a qualified professional, in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:


Taking care of oneself;


Understanding and use of language;






Self-direction; and


Capacity for independent living; and


Results in the person affected requiring a combination of individually planned and coordinated services, support or other assistance that is lifelong or has an extended duration.


“Director of the Department” means the administrative head of the Department.


“Division” means the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department.


“Division facility” means any unit or subunit operated by the Division for the care, treatment and training of consumers.


“Intellectual disability” means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period.


“Intellectual and developmental disability center” means an organized program for providing appropriate services and treatment to persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with developmental disabilities. An intellectual and developmental disability center may include facilities for residential treatment and training.


“Medical director” means the chief medical officer of any program of the Division for persons with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities.


“Mental illness” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 433.164.


“Parent” means the parent of a child. The term does not include the parent of a person who has attained the age of 18 years.


“Person” includes a child and any other consumer with an intellectual disability and a child or any other consumer with a developmental disability who has attained the age of 18 years.


“Person professionally qualified in the field of psychiatric mental health” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 433.209.


“Residential facility for groups” means a structure similar to a private residence which will house a small number of persons in a homelike atmosphere.


“Training” means a program of services directed primarily toward enhancing the health, welfare and development of persons with intellectual disabilities or persons with developmental disabilities through the process of providing those experiences that will enable the person to:


Develop his or her physical, intellectual, social and emotional capacities to the fullest extent;


Live in an environment that is conducive to personal dignity; and


Continue development of those skills, habits and attitudes essential to adaptation in contemporary society.


“Treatment” means any combination of procedures or activities, of whatever level of intensity and whatever duration, ranging from occasional counseling sessions to full-time admission to a residential facility.

Source: Section 435.007 — Definitions., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-435.­html#NRS435Sec007.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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