Hi and thanks for writing JA
I am sorry to hear about your son and yes if he is a danger to himself or to others you can have him legally committed. Every state has different ways to go about this. Without sharing any personal information can you tell me in which state he resides? I can then direct you to the appropriate resources. Cathy
Hi are you there?
We are in Nevada and he is 32 years old
Okay let me sign off for just a moment and I will be right back here with information for you. Is that okay?
Actually Hendeerson NV just out side of las vegas
I am poring through Nevada state mental health laws now, thank you for your patience, I will be right back
did you see my note above that we are in henderson nv
Hi and thank you for your patience. I believe I have found what you are looking for.
Please read through this and tell me what you think? Basically it says that if you can find a physician who will certify him as a danger to himself or others you can have him kept for fourteen days in a mental health facility. During those fourteen days you can take the case before a mental health judge and ask for the committment to be extended for up to six months/
Hi yes I saw you were in Hendersonville NV. Am I correct in thinking that Hendersonville is part of Nevada? or is Hendersonville in another state? Help please I am confused now.
Henderson Nevada 89002 - 15 minutes from the las vegas strip
okay so now I am very confused?
Help me out on this please
If Henderson is in Nevada? why do Nevada laws not apply there?
They should, I would think. Anything on Vegas area. I'm 15 minutes from there.
so the laws I sent you cover Hendersonville if it is in Nevada
do you want to read them over and write back to me?
or do you have a physician that can certify him?\
I don't know where hendersonnville is. I am in Henderson or whatever you can find in Las vegas
Nevada has STATE mental health laws, they do not very city by city or county by county
the law is the same be it Las Vegas or Henderson or Reno
its all the same law
I have sent you the law for involuntary committment in Nevada
which covers him no matter where he lives in Nevada
so you are good to go
all you have to do is to find a physician who will certify him as dangerous to himself
did they go to my email?
no its above, its a link above. Hold on I will send it to you again. OK?
Here you go. You can read the law here