General Provisions 458.010
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs 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 Abusers of Alcohol 458.250 – 458.280
Civil Commitment of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts Convicted of Crime 458.290 – 458.350

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 458

  • Achievement School District: means the Achievement School District created by NRS 388B. See Nevada Revised Statutes 104.4101
  • 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.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse program: means a project concerned with education, prevention and treatment directed toward achieving the mental and physical restoration of alcohol and drug abusers. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • Alcoholic: means any person who habitually uses alcoholic beverages to the extent that the person endangers the health, safety or welfare of himself or herself or any other person or group of persons. See Nevada Revised Statutes 458.010
  • 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.
  • charter school: means a public school that is formed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 388A of NRS and an achievement charter school formed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 388B of NRS. See Nevada Revised Statutes 104.4103
  • 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
  • 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 104.4104
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 104.4105
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • 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
  • 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 alcohol and drug abusers. 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.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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 104.4111
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public schools: means all kindergartens and elementary schools, junior high schools and middle schools, high schools, charter schools and any other schools, classes and educational programs which receive their support through public taxation and, except for charter schools, whose textbooks and courses of study are under the control of the State Board. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • 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.
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Treatment provider: means a public or private agency, residential treatment center, facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs, 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