PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES
169-D:29 Liability for Expenses.
I. (a) Whenever an order creating liability for expenses is issued by the court under this chapter, any expenses incurred for services, placements, and programs the providers of which are certified pursuant to RSA 170-G:4, XVIII, shall be payable by the department of health and human services.
(b) Subparagraph (a) shall not apply to expenses incurred for special education and related services, or to expenses incurred for evaluation, care, and treatment of the child at the Philbrook center or to expenses incurred for the cost of accompanied transportation.
(c) Liability for placement expenses for any court ordered placement of any minor mother under this chapter shall include liability for placement expenses for the child or children of such minor mother if the minor mother and child or children are placed at the same facility.
II. Services, programs, and placements payable by the department under this section shall include diversion services and services provided through a voluntary service plan.
III. Notwithstanding paragraphs I and II, the parents or other persons responsible by law for the minor's support and necessities shall promptly notify the department of any insurance benefits that may be available to pay for all or a portion of the services provided. If insurance coverage is available, the parents or other persons responsible by law for the minor's support and necessities shall cooperate with the insurance carrier and assign such insurance benefits to the department for services delivered by the department.
IV. The office of reimbursements acting on behalf of Laconia developmental services and the New Hampshire hospital is authorized to compromise or reduce any expense to be charged to the state.
Source. 1979, 361:2. 1981, 555:3. 1982, 25:4. 1983, 458:6. 1985, 96:6; 380:39. 1987, 402:33, 34. 1988, 107:5; 153:3, 6. 1989, 75:3; 229:3; 286:3. 1990, 3:50; 203:3. 1991, 265:4. 1993, 266:6. 1994, 212:2. 1995, 220:4; 308:84, 85; 310:175, 181-183. 1996, 286:15, 18. 1997, 305:3. 2007, 263:22. 2008, 274:33. 2009, 144:35. 2010, 175:7, eff. Jan. 1, 2011. 2014, 57:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015. 2017, 219:1, eff. July 10, 2017. 2018, 55:3, eff. July 14, 2018. 2019, 196:3, eff. Sept. 8, 2019. 2020, 26:28, eff. July 1, 2020.