Nebraska Revised Statute 71-958

Chapter 71


Qualified mental health professional; provide medical treatment to subject; when.

Any qualified mental health professional, upon being authorized by the administrator of the treatment facility having custody of the subject, may provide appropriate medical treatment for the subject while in custody, except that a subject shall not be subjected to such quantities of medication or other treatment within such period of time prior to any hearing held under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act or the Sex Offender Commitment Act as will substantially impair his or her ability to assist in his or her defense at such hearing.


Cross References

  • Mistreatment of mentally ill person, penalty, see section 83-356.
  • Sex Offender Commitment Act, see section 71-1201.