Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.280
Medical, psychiatric, psychological and other care or treatment and examinations.


1.

The juvenile court may:

(a)

Order such medical, psychiatric, psychological or other care and treatment for a child as the juvenile court deems to be in the best interests of the child; and

(b)

Cause the child to be examined by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other qualified person.

2.

If the child appears to be in need of medical, psychiatric, psychological or other care or treatment:

(a)

The juvenile court may order the parent or guardian of the child to provide such care or treatment; and

(b)

If, after due notice, the parent or guardian fails to provide such care or treatment, the juvenile court may order that the child be provided with the care or treatment. When approved by the juvenile court, the expense of such care or treatment is a charge upon the county.

3.

The juvenile court shall:

(a)

To the extent possible, arrange for the child to receive such care or treatment from an approved provider that receives a sufficient amount of federal or state funding to offset the remainder of the costs of such care or treatment.

(b)

Arrange for the billing of any available public or private medical insurance to pay for such care or treatment.

(c)

Not order the parent or guardian of the child to pay the costs of such care or treatment unless the child receives such care or treatment from a provider that is not approved or the child seeks additional care or treatment beyond that recommended for the child, in which case the parent or guardian of the child shall pay the costs of such care or treatment.
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