NRS 453.580: Program for treatment of certain offenders.
- A court may establish an appropriate treatment program to which it may assign a person pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 453.336, NRS 453.3363 or 458.300, or it may assign such a person to an appropriate facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs which is certified by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department. The assignment must include the terms and conditions for successful completion of the program and provide for progress reports at intervals set by the court to ensure that the person is making satisfactory progress toward completion of the program.
- A program to which a court assigns a person pursuant to subsection 1 must include:
- Information and encouragement for the participant to cease abusing alcohol or using controlled substances through educational, counseling and support sessions developed with the cooperation of various community, health, substance abuse, religious, social service and youth organizations;
- The opportunity for the participant to understand the medical, psychological and social implications of substance abuse; and
- Alternate courses within the program based on the different substances abused and the addictions of participants.
- If the offense with which the person was charged involved the use or possession of a controlled substance, in addition to the program or as a part of the program, the court must also require frequent urinalysis to determine that the person is not using a controlled substance. The court shall specify how frequent such examinations must be and how many must be successfully completed, independently of other requisites for successful completion of the program.
- Before the court assigns a person to a program pursuant to this section, the person must agree to pay the cost of the program to which the person is assigned and the cost of any additional supervision required pursuant to subsection 3, to the extent of the financial resources of the person. If the person does not have the financial resources to pay all of the related costs, the court shall, to the extent practicable, arrange for the person to be assigned to a program at a facility that receives a sufficient amount of federal or state funding to offset the remainder of the costs.
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