In an opinion drafted by Chief Justice Hardesty, the Nevada Supreme Court considered whether a certificate under NRS 159.044(2)(i)(1) needs to be based on an in-person examination of the proposed protected person. The Court concluded that although a certificate is required for the district court to consider the petition, the certificate does not need to be based on an in-person examination of the proposed protected person. Additionally, it is within the sound discretion of the district court to decide whether the petition and certificate warrant the need for a guardianship or further proceedings, such as ordering discovery or holding an evidentiary hearing.
Standish, Julia, "In Re: Guardianship of Rubin, 137 Nev. Adv. Op. 27 (Jul. 1, 2021)." (2021). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1428.