Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.516
Approval of methods for screening by local facility for detention of children; appropriate governing body and chief judge to ensure compliance with requirements; regional facility for treatment and rehabilitation of children and state facility for detention of children to use assessment tool approved by Commission; regulations.


1.

Each local facility for the detention of children shall conduct the screening required pursuant to NRS 62C.035 using a method that has been approved by the Division of Child and Family Services. The Division shall approve a method upon determining that the method is:

(a)

Based on research; and

(b)

Reliable and valid for identifying a child who:

(1)

Is in need of mental health services; or

(2)

Has an alcohol or other substance use disorder.

2.

Each local facility for the detention of children shall submit its method for conducting the screening required pursuant to NRS 62C.035 to the Division of Child and Family Services for approval on or before July 1 of each fifth year after the date on which the method was initially approved by the Division. Before a local facility for the detention of children may begin using a new method for conducting the screening required pursuant to NRS 62C.035, the facility must obtain approval of the method from the Division pursuant to subsection 1.

3.

If the Division of Child and Family Services does not approve a method for conducting the screening required pursuant to NRS 62C.035 that is submitted by a local facility for the detention of children, and the facility does not submit a new method for conducting the screening for approval within 90 days after the denial, the Division of Child and Family Services shall notify the appropriate board of county commissioners or other governing body which administers the facility and the chief judge of the appropriate judicial district that the facility has not received approval of its method for conducting the screening as required by this section.

4.

Upon receiving the notice required by subsection 3, the appropriate board of county commissioners or governing body and the chief judge shall take appropriate action to ensure that the facility complies with the requirements of this section and NRS 62C.035.

5.

Each regional facility for the treatment and rehabilitation of children shall conduct the screening required pursuant to NRS 62E.513 using the assessment tool that has been approved by the Commission pursuant to NRS 62B.610.

6.

Each state facility for the detention of children shall use the assessment tool for conducting the screening required pursuant to NRS 62E.513 selected by the Commission pursuant to NRS 62B.610.

7.

The Division of Child and Family Services shall adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and NRS 62C.035 and 62E.513, including, without limitation, regulations prescribing the requirements for:

(a)

Transmitting information obtained from the screening conducted pursuant to NRS 62C.035 and 62E.513; and

(b)

Protecting the confidentiality of information obtained from such screening.
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