NRS 435.610
Denial of rights prohibited

  • exceptions
  • report
  • investigation and action by Commission on Behavioral Health
  • closure of meeting in certain circumstances.


The rights of a consumer enumerated in this chapter must not be denied except to protect the consumer’s health and safety or to protect the health and safety of others, or both. Any denial of those rights in any facility must be entered in the consumer’s record of treatment, and notice of the denial must be forwarded to the administrative officer of the facility. Failure to report denial of rights by an employee may be grounds for dismissal.


If the administrative officer of a facility receives notice of a denial of rights as provided in subsection 1, the officer shall cause a full report to be prepared which must set forth in detail the factual circumstances surrounding the denial. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, such a report is confidential and must not be disclosed. A copy of the report must be sent to the Commission on Behavioral Health.


The Commission on Behavioral Health:


Shall receive reports of and may investigate apparent violations of the rights guaranteed by this chapter;


May act to resolve disputes relating to apparent violations;


May act on behalf of consumers to obtain remedies for any apparent violations; and


Shall otherwise endeavor to safeguard the rights guaranteed by this chapter.


Pursuant to NRS 241.030, the Commission on Behavioral Health may close any portion of a meeting in which it considers the character, alleged misconduct or professional competence of a person in relation to:


The denial of the rights of a consumer; or


The care and treatment of a consumer.
Ê The provisions of this subsection do not require a meeting of the Commission on Behavioral Health to be closed to the public.

Source: Section 435.610 — Denial of rights prohibited; exceptions; report; investigation and action by Commission on Behavioral Health; closure of meeting in certain circumstances., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-435.­html#NRS435Sec610.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 435.610’s source at nv​.us