Nevada Juvenile Justice
Written report of expert: Contents.
A written report submitted by an expert pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 62D.155 must:
Identify the specific matters referred to the expert by the juvenile court for evaluation;
Describe the procedures, techniques and tests used in the evaluation of the child and the purposes of each;
Describe the considerations taken into account by the expert pursuant to NRS 62D.160;
State any clinical observations, findings and opinions of the expert on each issue referred to the expert for evaluation by the juvenile court and specifically indicate any issues on which the expert was unable to give an opinion;
Identify the sources of information used by the expert and present the factual basis for any clinical observations, findings and opinions of the expert; and
State any recommended counseling, treatment, education or therapy to assist the child with behavioral, emotional, psychological or psychiatric issues, if ordered by the juvenile court to provide such recommendations.
In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1, if an expert believes that a child is incompetent, the expert shall also include in the report:
Any recommended treatment or education for the child to attain competence;
The likelihood that the child will attain competence under the recommended treatment or education;
An assessment of the probable duration of the treatment or education required to attain competence;
The probability that the child will attain competence in the foreseeable future; and
If the expert recommends treatment for the child to attain competence, a recommendation as to whether services can best be provided to the child as an outpatient or inpatient, or by commitment to an institution for persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illness pursuant to NRS 62E.160.