PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT
In this chapter:
I. "Dependent child" means any natural or adoptive child or stepchild who has not terminated high school education or reached the age of 18 years, whichever is later, or becomes married or otherwise emancipated, or becomes a member of the armed services.
II. "Department" means the New Hampshire department of health and human services.
III. "Employer" means any person, firm, corporation, or association, or any political subdivision or department of the state or federal government, which employs a person or pays wages or any other compensation.
IV. "Insurer" means a group health plan, as defined in section 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Act of 1974, a health maintenance organization, or an entity offering a service benefit plan.
V. "Medical assistance" means medical assistance granted under RSA 161 and RSA 167.
VI. "Medical child support order" means any valid judgment or order to provide health coverage for dependent children issued by any court or administrative body of the state of New Hampshire or any other state, including an order in a final decree of divorce.
VI-a. "National Medical Support Notice" means a notice conforming to section 401(b) of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998, and implementing federal regulations.
VII. "Obligor" means the person found to be legally liable for medical child support.
VIII. "Wages" means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise, and specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, disability plans, unemployment compensation, and workers' compensation payments.
Source. 1994, 214:1. 1995, 310:119. 2002, 56:1, eff. June 25, 2002.