PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES
169-D:6 Issuance of Summons and Notice.
I. (a) After a legally sufficient petition has been filed, unless the case is referred to the department pursuant to RSA 169-D:5 or a consent order is entered and approved, the court shall schedule an initial appearance and issue a summons, including a copy of the petition, to be served personally upon the person having custody or control of the child or with whom the child may be, requiring that person to appear with the child on the specified date and time.
(b) If personal service is not possible, service shall occur at the usual place of abode of the person having custody or control of the child or with whom the child may be, requiring that person to appear with the child at a specified place and time which time shall not be less than 24 hours after service. If the person so notified is not the parent or guardian of the child, then a parent or guardian shall be notified, provided they and their residence are known.
II. A copy of the petition shall be attached to each summons or incorporated therein.
III. The summons shall state as follows: "With limited exception, the department of health and human services shall be responsible for the cost of services provided under this chapter. RSA 186-C regarding children with disabilities grants children and their parents certain rights to services from school districts at public expense and to appeal school district decisions regarding services to be provided."
Source. 1979, 361:2. 1983, 458:9. 1990, 140:2, X. 1995, 308:77. 1999, 199:1; 266:5. 2006, 291:3. 2008, 274:31. 2013, 249:7, eff. Sept. 1, 2013. 2020, 26:24, eff. July 1, 2020.