Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.680
Act involving cruelty to or torture of animal: Participation in counseling or other psychological treatment; payment of costs.


1.

If a child is adjudicated delinquent for an unlawful act that involves cruelty to or torture of an animal, the juvenile court shall order the child to participate in counseling or other psychological treatment.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the juvenile court shall not order the child or the parent or guardian of the child to pay the cost of the child to participate in the counseling or other psychological treatment. The juvenile court shall:

(a)

To the extent possible, arrange for the child to receive such counseling 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 counseling or treatment.

(b)

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

(c)

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

3.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Animal” does not include the human race, but includes every other living creature.

(b)

“Torture” or “cruelty” includes every act, omission or neglect, whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted.
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