Sections
General Provisions 458.010
Programs for Alcohol or Other Substance Use Disorders 458.025 – 458.115
Services for Adolescents 458.125 – 458.131
Protective Custody of Persons Under Influence of Controlled Substance 458.175
Civil Protective Custody of Persons With an Alcohol Use Disorder 458.250 – 458.280
Civil Commitment of Persons With an Alcohol or Other Substance Use Disorder Who Have Been Convicted of Crime 458.290 – 458.350

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 458

  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Division. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Civil protective custody: means a custodial placement of a person to protect the health or safety of the person. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • controlled substance: means a drug, immediate precursor or other substance which is listed in schedule I, II, III, IV or V for control by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to NRS 453. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.031
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.033
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Detoxification technician: means a person who is certified by the Division to provide screening for the safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Division: means the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Facility: means a physical structure used for the education, prevention and treatment, including mental and physical restoration, of persons with alcohol or other substance use disorders. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • mortgage: includes a deed of trust. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.037
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • person: means a natural person, any form of business or social organization and any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, association, trust or unincorporated organization. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.039
  • Person with an alcohol or other substance use disorder: means a person whose consumption of alcohol or other drugs, or any combination thereof, interferes with or adversely affects the ability of the person to function socially or economically. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • population: means the number of people in a specified area as determined by the last preceding national decennial census conducted by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce pursuant to Section 2 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States and reported by the Secretary of Commerce to the Governor pursuant to 13 U. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.050
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Program for alcohol or other substance use disorders: means a project concerned with education, prevention and treatment directed toward achieving the mental and physical restoration of persons with an alcohol or other substance use disorder. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Treatment provider: means a public or private agency, residential treatment center, facility for the treatment of alcohol or other substance use disorders, voluntary organization which is certified by the Division or a practitioner licensed or certified pursuant to chapter 641, 641A, 641B or 641C of NRS. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010