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To access an agency’s rules in the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules on the Administrative Rules web site (as compared with the agency’s own web site), first click on the rule title or subtitle prefix below, such as ("Agr" or "Env-A") to see the Table of Contents for the agency’s rules. Then click on an underlined chapter number in the Table of Contents, such as "Env-A 100" to view that chapter, which might be in the same file with other chapters of the same agency.

See Agency Filing Histories to view the chronological filing history for all of an agency’s rules, whether the rules are on-line or not. To obtain copies of rules not on-line, or a hard copy in the official 8½ x 11-inch format, see Copies of the Official Version of a Rule.

Agencies are listed alphabetically below by rule title or subtitle prefix if they meet the definition of "agency" in RSA 541-A:1, I. NOTE: Some of the agencies, as noted, have been abolished, or their rulemaking authority transferred, but the rule title or subtitle prefixes have been retained for informational purposes. Prefixes are assigned by the Director of Legislative Services for each agency with rulemaking authority now under RSA 541-A, the Administrative Procedure Act. A prefix is unique to a particular agency in order to identify that agency’s rules and precedes the actual rule number.

The following agencies are exempt from RSA 541-A, and must file with the Administrative Rules office, but their rules are not available on this web site but only from the agencies or on the agencies' own web sites. Their filing histories with the Administrative Rules office can be viewed on Agency Filing Histories:

  • Business Finance Authority (Bfa), exempt from RSA 541-A pursuant to RSA 162-A:28, RSA 162-S:3, V, and RSA 541-A:21, I(u) and I(jj).
  • Health and Education Facilities Authority (formerly the Higher Education and Health Facilities Authority), exempt pursuant to RSA 195-D:5-a, II and RSA 541-A:21, I(v).
  • Housing Finance Authority, exempt pursuant to RSA 204-C:53, RSA 541-A:21, I(x), RSA 204-C:9, and RSA 204-C:73. See exempted rules on the Authority’s web site under the rule title prefix "HFA." www.nhhfa.org

The Community Development Finance Authority (Cdfa) is listed for informational purposes but became exempt from RSA 541-A on 7-29-19 pursuant 2019, 299:2 and 299:3 which adopted RSA 541-A:21, I(kk) and RSA 162-L:4-a.

Title/Subtitle Agency
Abdf Committee on Architectural Barrier-Free Design of the Governor's Commission on Disability (Formerly the Committee on Architectural Barrier-Free Design of the Governor's Commission for the Handicapped, Han.)
Ac Board of Accountancy
Acp Board of Acupuncture Licensing (See RSA 328-G:7.)
Adj Adjutant General
Adm Commissioner, Department of Administrative Services
www.state.nh.us/das
Agr Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food
www.nh.gov/agric
Ahp Board of Directors, Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals
(See RSA 328-F:13 and also Ath, Gen, Occ, Phy, Rec, Resp, and Spe.)
Alc Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals
(Formerly the Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. See RSA 330-C:9 pursuant to 2008, 189:1, effective 7-1-08.)
App State Apprenticeship Council (See RSA 278:3.)
Arb New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board
Arch Board of Architects
www.state.nh.us/jtboard/home.htm
Asb Assessing Standards Board (See RSA 21-J:14-b, I-a pursuant to 2001, 297:2, effective 9-15-01.)
Ath Governing Board of Athletic Trainers (See also Ahp.)
Auc State Board of Auctioneers
Avi Aviation Users Advisory Board
Bal Ballot Law Commission
Ban Commissioner, Banking Department
Bar Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
Bcr State Building Code Review Board (See RSA 155-A:10, effective 4-17-92 pursuant to 2002, 8:3.)
Bea Commissioner, Department of Business and Economic Affairs (See RSA 12-O, pursuant to 2017, 156:40, effective 7-1-17. The Department of Resources and Economic Development was abolished pursuant to 2017, 156:15, effective 7-1-17. Pursuant to 2017, 156:49, effective 7-1-17, existing rules were transferred to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Ncr) and Department of Business and Economic Affairs (Bea), as applicable, and continue in effect until they expire or are amended or repealed. Existing rules numbered Res will eventually be renumbered Ncr or Bea, as applicable.)
Bfa Business Finance Authority (Exempt from RSA 541-A since 10-1-97 pursuant to 1997, 329:12 and 1997, 329:16. See RSA 162-A:28, RSA 162-S:3, V, and RSA 541-A:21, I(u) and (jj).)
www.state.nh.us/bfa/bfa.htm
Bfc Board of Fire Control (See RSA 153:5, II, effective 6-18-12, pursuant to 2012, 242:5.)
Box Boxing and Wrestling Commission
Cdfa Community Development Finance Authority (Exempt from RSA 541-A since 7-29-19 pursuant to 2019, 299:2 and 299:3. See RSA 162-L:4-a and RSA 541-A:21, I(kk).)
Ch Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Cla Board of Claims
Cmp McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Commission (Formerly the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission.) (See RSA 12-L:7.)
Cons State Conservation Committee (See RSA 432:10.)
Cor Commissioner, Department of Corrections
www.state.nh.ys/doc/nhdoc.html
Crv Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission
Csp N.H. College Tuition Savings Plan Advisory Commission (See RSA 195-H:3.) (See also Stra 1100, transferred from the Office of Strategic Initiatives pursuant to 2019, 346:437, effective 7-1-19.)
Cub Chairman, Current Use Board (See 1993, 205:1, transferring rulemaking authority under RSA 79-A:4, effective 8-8-93, from the Board to the Chairman.)
Cul Commissioner, Department of Cultural Resources
(The Department of Cultural Resources was abolished pursuant to 2017, 156:37, LIV, effective 7-1-17, which repealed RSA 21-K. Pursuant to 2017, 156:15 and 156:27, effective 7-1-17, all functions of the former Department of Cultural Resources were transferred to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Ncr). There were no existing rules numbered “Cul” of the Department of Cultural Resources by 7-1-17, only those numbered “Cul-H” for the Department’s Division of Historical Resources. Existing rules numbered Cul-H will eventually be renumbered Ncr.)
Cul-H Division of Historical Resources
Dec Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee (See RSA 162-F:15.)
Den Board of Dental Examiners
Dev Council on Developmental Disabilities (See RSA 19-J:6, XIII pursuant to 2006, 179:1, effective 7-1-06.)
Diet Board of Licensed Dietitians (See RSA 326-H:10, I pursuant to 2000, 168:1, effective 1-1-01.)
Ec-Air Air Resources Council
Ec-Wtr Water Council
Ec-Wst Waste Management Council
Ec-Wet Wetlands Council (See RSA 21-O:5-a pursuant to 1996, 296:35, effective 8-9-96.)
Ed Board of Education
Elec Electricians' Board (Rules were renumbered Saf-C for the Department of Safety pursuant to transfer of the Board to the Department of Safety, effective 7-1-05. See RSA 21-P:12, VI, RSA 319-C:4, IV, and RSA 21-G:9, II(b). The rules have been numbered Elec again pursuant to transfer of the Board from the Department of Safety and establishment of the Board's rulemaking authority under RSA 319-C:6-a. See 2012, 237:1-3, 5, and 7 and 2013, 57:4, effective 6-4-13.)
Emab Unemployment Compensation Appellate Board for the Department of Employment Security (formerly Ucab). (See RSA 282-A:66, I)
Emp Commissioner, Department of Employment Security
www.nhes.nh.gov (See also Emab, Unemployment Compensation Appellate Board.)
Eng Board of Professional Engineers
www.state.nh.us/jtboard/home.htm
Env Department of Environmental Services
des.nh.gov/rules-and-regulatory/rulemaking-and-enforcement
(Pursuant to 1996, 228:112, III, effective 7-1-96, rules were temporarily numbered Env-A, Env-C, Env-Wm, Env-Wr, Env-Ws, and Wt despite Department reorganization by 1996, 228 into 3 Divisions, and vesting of all Division powers and responsibilities with the Commissioner. Rules have been renumbered with additional and replacement subtitles indicating Department program areas as noted below pursuant to a rules reorganization plan approved September 7, 2005.)
Env-A Air Related Programs (formerly designated as rules of Division of Air Resources.)
Env-C Cross-Program Rules (Prior to 7-1-96 the subtitle Env-C designated rules assigned by Commissioner, and not by statute, to a particular Division. Pursuant to 1996, 228, effective 7-1-96, Commissioner assumed all former statutory responsibilities of Divisions. Pursuant to 1995, 226:5, effective 8-13-95, establishing RSA 21-G:9, II(b), the Commissioner has authority to adopt all rules under the Divisions of the Department. Pursuant to the rules reorganization plan approved on September 7, 2005, Env-C designates cross-program rules.)
NOTE: (Env-Hw, Env-Or, and Env-Sw are replacement subtitles for rules formerly designated as rules of the Division of Waste Management Env-Wm.)
Env-Hw Hazardous Waste Programs
Env-Or Oil and Remediation Programs
Env-Sw Solid Waste Programs
Env-Wr Dam-Related Programs (Formerly had indicated Env-Wr rules of the former Division of Water Resources which had been assigned to the Division of Water.)
Env-Dw Drinking Water Programs
Env-Wq Water Quality and Quantity Programs
Env-Wt Wetlands Programs (Formerly Wt indicating Wetlands Board. Wetlands Board was abolished effective 8-9-96 pursuant to 1996, 296:32, I. Rules Wt of the Wetlands Board remained in effect as rules of the Department of Environmental Services pursuant to 1996, 296:30, eff 8-9-96, and have been since readopted with amendments by the Commissioner.)
NOTE: (The 4 Env Councils have their own authority to adopt organizational rules and procedural rules governing appeals and hearings and are not subject to the DES Commissioner's rulemaking authority.)
Env-Ac Air Resources Council
Env-Wc Water Council
Env-Wmc Waste Management Council
Env-Wtc Wetlands Council (See RSA 21-O:5-a pursuant to 1996, 296:35, effective 8-9-96.)
Eth Executive Branch Ethics Committee (See RSA 21-G:32 pursuant to 2006, 21:3, effective 6-2-06.)
Fam Board of Family Mediator Certification (Formerly the Board of Marital Mediator Certification (Mar) pursuant to 2009, 21:4, effective 1-1-10.)
Fire Fire Standards and Training Commission
www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/fstems
Fis Executive Director, Fish and Game Department
www.wildlife.state.nh.us
Fors Board of Licensing for Foresters
Frl State Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Gal Guardian ad Litem Board (See RSA 490-C:5 pursuant to 2002, 206:1, effective 5-16-02.)
Gen Governing Board of Genetic Counselors (See RSA 326-K:9 pursuant to 2013, 271, effective 7-1-13. See also Ahp.)
Gcd Governor's Commission on Disability (See RSA 362-E:5 pursuant to 1996, 240:1, effective 7-1-96.)
Geo Board of Professional Geologists (See RSA 310-A:121 pursuant to 2000, 297:3, effective 8-20-00.)
Hab Housing Appeals Board (See RSA 679:12 pursuant to 2019, 346:260, effective 7-1-20)
Hcp Board of Hearing Care Providers (See RSA 137-F:6, as amended effective 1-1-97 pursuant to 1996, 236:1.)
He Department of Health and Human Services
(Pursuant to 1995, 310, effective 11-1-95, the Commissioner adopts all rules of the Department. However, the rules of the Department are temporarily still organized as noted below by subtitle to reflect the rulemaking authority and Department organization in effect prior to 11-1-95. The rules will eventually be re-organized by the Department.)
www.dhhs.state.nh.us
He-A Former Office of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention
He-C Commissioner, Department of Health and Human Services
He-Ch Former Division for Children, Youth, and Families (Some rules governing the Division for Children, Youth, and Families are numbered He-C.)
He-E Former Division of Elderly & Adult Services
He-M Former Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services
He-P Former Division of Public Health Services
He-W Former Division of Human Services
He-Hea Health Services Planning & Review Board (Abolished pursuant to 2013, 144:84, effective 6-30-16, which repealed RSA 151-C and effectively repealed the rules.)
Hedc Higher Education Commission (See RSA 21-N:8-a, II, pursuant to 2013, 164:1, effective 6-28-13.)
Home Board of Home Inspectors (See RSA 310-A:187, pursuant to 2008, 339:1, effective 7-1-08
Hum Commission for Human Rights
Ins Commissioner, Insurance Department
Inst Installation Standards Board (See RSA 205-D:20, pursuant to 2004, 191:1, effective 7-1-04.)
Int Board of Licensing for Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (See RSA 326-I:5, pursuant to 2001, 232:1, effective 7-1-01.)
Jus Attorney General, Department of Justice
Juv Juvenile Parole Board
Lab Commissioner, Department of Labor
Lan Board of Licensure for Land Surveyors
Len Length of Service Awards Program Committee (See RSA 100-B:9, VIII.)
Liq State Liquor Commission
Lot Lottery Commission
(Renumbered from rules of the former Sweepstakes Commission (Sw), and to be renumbered from the rules of the former Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission (Pari).)
Lsa Board of Landscape Architects
Man Board of Manufactured Housing (See RSA 205-A:31.)
Med Board of Medicine
Mhp Board of Mental Health Practice (Formerly the Board of Examiners of Psychology and Mental Health Practice. See RSA 330-A:10 and 1998, 234:1, effective 10-31-98.)
www.state.nh.us/mhpb
Mid Midwifery Council (See RSA 326-D:5, I.)
Mil Milk Sanitation Board
Mirt Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (See RSA 328-J:7 pursuant to 2016, 54:2, effective 7-1-16.)
Mper Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund Board (See RSA 184:110, I pursuant to 2008, 74:6, effective 7-1-08.)
Mtec Board of Registration of Medical Technicians (See RSA 328-I:4 pursuant to 2014, 295:1, effective 10-1-14.)
Mur Municipal Records Board
Mvi N.H. Motor Vehicle Industry Board (See RSA 357-C:12.)
Nat Naturopathic Board of Examiners (See RSA 328-E:10.)
Ncr Commissioner, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Pursuant to 2017, 156:15, effective 7-1-17, the Department was established under RSA 12-A:1 and the Department of Resources and Economic Development (Res) abolished. The Department of Cultural Resources (Cul and Cul-H) was also abolished pursuant to 2017, 156:37, LIV, effective 7-1-17. Pursuant to 2017, 156:49, effective 7-1-17, existing rules numbered Res were transferred to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Ncr) and the Department of Business and Economic Affairs (Bea), as applicable, and existing rules numbered Cul-H were transferred to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Ncr). These rules continue in effect until they expire or are amended or repealed. Existing rules numbered Res will eventually be renumbered Ncr or Bea, as applicable. Existing rules numbered Cul-H will be renumbered Ncr.)
Nuh Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Nur Board of Nursing (Formerly the Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Registration)
Occ Governing Board of Occupational Therapists (See also Ahp.)
Odb Oil Fund Disbursement Board
Omb Office of the Ombudsman in the Department of Health and Human Services
Opt Board of Registration in Optometry
Par Adult Parole Board
Pari Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission
(Commission was abolished pursuant to 2015, 276:121, effective 7-1-15, which amended RSA 284:6-a. Existing rules numbered Pari were transferred pursuant to 2015, 276:137, II to the Lottery Commission (Sw) and will eventually be renumbered as rules of the Lottery Commission (Lot).)
www.state.nh.us/nhpmc
Pas Passenger Tramway Safety Board
Pda Pease Development Authority (Only for rules governing the Division of Ports and Harbors. See RSA 12-G:42, X, RSA 12-G:47, and RSA 12-G:53, III and IV for rulemaking authority subject to RSA 541-A. See RSA 12-G:42, XI, RSA 12-G:53, III and IV, and RSA 541-A:21, I(n) for extent of Authority's exemption from RSA 541-A.)
Per Director of Personnel, Division of Personnel in the Department of Administrative Services
das.nh.gov/hr/policy.html
Per-A Personnel Appeals Board
Pes Pesticide Control Board
Ph N.H. Pharmacy Board
Phy Governing Board of Physical Therapists (See also Ahp)
Plc Executive Director, Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
(Pursuant to 2015, 276:90, 93, 103, 104, and 107, effective 7-1-15, rulemaking authority governing certain professions was transferred to the Executive Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) from the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The existing rules in these areas were also transferred pursuant to 2015, 276:45 under RSA 310-A:1-a, II and III. Pursuant to 2017, 144:4, effective 8-15-17, which amended RSA 314-A:6, rulemaking authority on body art licenses was also transferred to the Executive Director of the OPLC from the Commissioner of the DHHS, although administration of the rules on body art licenses had already been transferred under RSA 310-A:1-a, II and III. See RSA 314:2, VI and VII, 314:8, 314:10, and 314:13 relative to rules He-P 1300 for electrologists; RSA 327-A:5, VI, 327-A:12, and 327-A:17 relative to rules He-P 6000 for ophthalmic dispensers; RSA 328-B:4, II, III, and VII, and 328-B:11-a relative to rules He-P 900 for massage therapists; and RSA 328-H:5, II, V, and VIII; RSA 314-A:6 relative to rules He-P 1100 on body art licenses for body piercing, branding, and tattooing; and RSA 328-H:13 for rules He-P 1400 for reflexologists, structural integrators, and Asian bodywork therapists. These rules will eventually be renumbered as rules of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification under the title “Plc.”)
Plu State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers (The Board was abolished pursuant to 2013, 275:15, I, effective 7-1-13, which repealed RSA 329-A. Existing rules (Plu) were transferred pursuant to 2013, 275:14, II to the Mechanical Licensing Board in the Department of Safety and were replaced by rules numbered Saf-Mec in 2015 and thereafter.)
Pod Board of Podiatry
Pol Police Standards & Training Council
Pos Postsecondary Education Commission (Commission was abolished pursuant to 2011, 224:125, X, effective 7-1-11. Selected rules transferred to the Board of Education Ed and the Higher Education Commission Hedc pursuant to 2011, 224:149. Chapters Pos 600-900 and Pos 1600 were not transferred, and rulemaking authority was repealed by 2011, 224:125, IX and X.)
Psyc Board of Psychologists (See RSA 329-B:10 and RSA 329-B:27, IV pursuant to 2012, 213:1, effective 7-1-13.)
Pub Public Employee Labor Relations Board
Puc Public Utilities Commission
www.puc.nh.gov
Rab Real Estate Appraiser Board
Rai Railroad Appeals Board (See RSA 21-L:16, VI.)
Rea N.H. Real Estate Commission
Rec Governing Board of Recreational Therapists (See also Ahp.)
Rep Board of Court Reporters (See RSA 310-A:164, pursuant to 2007, 300:1, effective 7-1-07.)
Res Commissioner, Department of Resources and Economic Development (The Department of Resources and Economic Development was abolished pursuant to 2017, 156:15, effective 7-1-17. Pursuant to 2017, 156:49, effective 7-1-17, existing rules were transferred to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Ncr) and Department of Business and Economic Affairs (Bea), as applicable, and continue in effect until they expire or are amended or repealed. Res 100 and 200 expired 7-1-18 pursuant to RSA 541-A:17, II. Existing rules numbered Res will eventually be renumbered Ncr as appropriate.)
Resp Governing Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners (See also Ahp.)
Ret Board of Trustees of the N.H. Retirement System
Rev Department of Revenue Administration
www.nh.gov/revenue
Saf Department of Safety
www.nh.gov/safety
Saf-C Commissioner, Department of Safety (Pursuant to 1995, 226:5, effective 8-13-95, the Commissioner has authority to adopt all rules of the Department except for rules of the Mechanical Licensing Board in the Division of Fire Safety.)
Saf-Mec Mechanical Licensing Board, Department of Safety, Division of Fire Safety (Pursuant to 2013, 275:7-8, effective 7-1-13, the Board has its own rulemaking authority under RSA 153:28 and RSA 153:29 to adopt rules, but with the approval of the Commissioner. The State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers was abolished pursuant to 2013, 275:15, I, effective 7-1-13, which repealed RSA 329-A. Existing rules (Plu) were transferred pursuant to 2013, 275:14, II to the Mechanical Licensing Board in the Department of Safety and were replaced by rules numbered Saf-Mec in 2015 and thereafter.)
Sep Board of Septic System Evaluators (See RSA 310-A:207 pursuant to 2016, 266:2, effective 1-1-17.)
Site Site Evaluation Committee
Soil Board of Natural Scientists
Spe Governing Board of Speech Language Pathologists
(See also Ahp)
Sta Department of State
www.state.nh.us/sos
Sta Secretary of State
St-A Director, Division of Archives and Records Management
Stra Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives (Formerly Office of Energy and Planning (Pln), with change of name pursuant to 2017, 156:63 (effective 7-1-17.)
Sw Lottery Commission
(Formerly the Sweepstakes Commission. Rules will be renumbered as Lot.)
Tax Board of Tax and Land Appeals
www.state.nh.us/btla
Tra Commissioner, Department of Transportation (Adopts all rules of the Department.)
Tra-Ap Appeals Board for the Department of Transportation
(The Board has its own rulemaking authority pursuant to RSA 21-L:15, IV separate from the DOT Commissioner.)
Tre State Treasurer
www.state.nh.us/treasury
Un Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire
Ve-H Board of Managers of the N.H. Veterans' Home
Vet Board of Veterinary Medicine
We Water Well Board
(Pursuant to 1986, 202:2, IV and RSA 482-B:3, I, the Water Well Board is an agency “administered by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services”, but it has authority to adopt its own rules. See RSA 482-B:4 and RSA 21-O:3, IV.)

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