Mental Health Page


Assembly Bill 46 of the 2009 Nevada Legislative session amended NRS 174.035 to mandate that courts report adjudication of mental illness or incompetence, involuntary admission to mental health facilities and other records which indicate a person is prohibited from purchasing a firearm to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, General Services Division for entry into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database.

    Senate Bill No. 240 of the 2015 Nevada Legislative session further amended NRS 174.035, effective October 1st, 2015, to state “If the court accepts a plea of guilty but mentally ill pursuant to this section, the court shall cause, within 5 business days after acceptance of the plea, on a form prescribed by the Department of Public Safety, a record of that plea to be transmitted to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History along with a statement indicating that the record is being transmitted for inclusion in each appropriate database of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. “

      Assembly Bill No. 253 of the 2017 Nevada Legislative session amended NRS 433A.310(7) to provide that “If the court issues an order involuntarily admitting a person to a public or private mental health facility or to a program of community-based or outpatient services,” this information must  be transmitted to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and “(b) Each law enforcement agency of this State with which the court has entered into an agreement for such transmission, along with a statement indicating that the record is being transmitted for inclusion in each of this State’s appropriate databases of information relating to crimes.”

        Form for Mental Health NICS Indices Submission to the Records, Communications and Compliance Division in compliance with AB 46 of the 2009 Legislative Session.  (Note:  this form is for courts to submit only to the Records, Communications and Compliance Division.) 

        Form for Mental Health NICS Indices Submission to the Records, Communications and Compliance Division and to Local Law Enforcement Agencies in compliance with AB 253 of the 2017 Legislative Session.   (Note:  use this form to submit mental health information to the RCCD and to local law enforcement agencies with whom a court and a local law enforcement agency have entered into an agreement for certain mental health information.)   

        For correction to an existing NICS Indices submission

        For subjects that have received a Relief of Disabilities to be removed from the NICS Indices 

        Request to view mental health records for the purpose of challenge