|Description of Agency||MHDS is a Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Division is responsible for planning, administration, policy setting, monitoring, and budget development of all state funded mental health and developmental services programs. MHDS administration is also directly involved in decisions regarding agency structure, staffing, and program development.
In addition to coordinating the work of its agencies, Division staff work with many stakeholders, including family members, advocates, service providers, legislators, law enforcement, and the general public.
The Division is obliged to offer care regardless of ability to pay, assure services are offered in the "least restrictive environment," base services upon individual needs, and honor consumer rights.