TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER Fam 100 ORGANIZATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION

PART Fam 101 PURPOSE

Section Fam 101.01 Purpose

 

PART Fam 102 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 102.01 Terms Used

 

PART Fam 103 AGENCY ORGANIZATION

Section Fam 103.01 Responsibilities of the Board

Section Fam 103.02 Composition of the Board

Section Fam 103.03 Chairperson

Section Fam 103.04 Staff

Section Fam 103.05 Office Location, Mailing Address and Telephone

 

PART Fam 104 MEETINGS, DELIBERATIONS AND DECISIONS

Section Fam 104.01 Meetings

Section Fam 104.02 Necessary Quorum

Section Fam 104.03 Record of Board Actions

 

PART Fam 105 PUBLIC INFORMATION

Section Fam 105.01 Notice of Meetings

Section Fam 105.02 Public Attendance at Board Meetings

Section Fam 105.03 Public Access to Records

 

CHAPTER Fam 200 PROCEDURAL RULES

PART Fam 201 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 201.01 Definitions

 

PART Fam 202 DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CONSTRUCTION RULES

Section Fam 202.01 Principles of Dispute Resolution

Section Fam 202.02 Construction of Rules

Section Fam 202.03 Right to a Hearing

 

PART Fam 203 ALLEGATIONS AND COMPLAINTS OF MISCONDUCT AND INVESTIGATIONS

Section Fam 203.01 Allegations of Misconduct by a Certified Family Mediator or Certified Family Mediator Training Program

Section Fam 203.02 The Board's Actions Upon Receipt of a Report of Alleged Misconduct

Section Fam 203.03 Board Investigator and Mediator Conduct Investigation Committee

Section Fam 203.04 Initial Procedure

Section Fam 203.05 Informal Investigations

Section Fam 203.06 Formal Investigation

Section Fam 203.07 Dismissal of a Complaint of Misconduct

Section Fam 203.08 Requests for Reconsideration of Board Dismissal

 

PART Fam 204 WITHDRAWAL OF ALLEGATIONS AND COMPLAINTS

Section Fam 204.01 Withdrawal of Allegations by Allegors or Complaints by Complainants

 

PART Fam 205 EMERGENCY SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATION

Section Fam 205.01 Method of Emergency Suspension of Certification

 

PART Fam 206 CONDUCT OF HEARINGS BY PRESIDING OFFICER; WAIVER OF RULES

Section Fam 206.01 Presiding Officer

Section Fam 206.02 Withdrawal of Presiding Officers

Section Fam 206.03 Waiver or Suspension of Rules by Presiding Officer

 

PART Fam 207 TIME PERIODS

Section Fam 207.01 Computation of Time

 

PART Fam 208 FILING, FORMAT AND DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS

Section Fam 208.01 Date of Issuance or Filing

Section Fam 208.02 Format of Documents

Section Fam 208.03 Delivery of Documents

 

PART Fam 209 MOTIONS AND OBJECTIONS

Section Fam 209.01 Motions; Objections to Motions; Ruling on Motions

 

PART Fam 210 COMMENCEMENT OF ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS; APPEARANCES; PRE-HEARING CONFERENCES; RECORDING THE HEARING

Section Fam 210.01 Commencement of Adjudicative Proceedings

Section Fam 210.02 Appearances

Section Fam 210.03 Prehearing Conferences

Section Fam 210.04 Recording the Hearing

 

PART Fam 211 INTERVENTION; ROLES OF COMPLAINANTS AND BOARD STAFF

Section Fam 211.01 Intervention Procedure

Section Fam 211.02 Effect of Intervention and Rights of an Intervenor

Section Fam 211.03 Roles of Allegors, Complainants, and Board Staff

 

PART Fam 212 CONTINUANCES AND FAILURE TO ATTEND HEARING

Section Fam 212.01 Continuances

Section Fam 212.02 Failure of a Party to Attend or Participate in the Hearing

 

PART Fam 213 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

Section Fam 213.01 Voluntary Production of Information

Section Fam 213.02 Motions to Compel Production of Information and Documents

Section Fam 213.03 Mandatory Pre-Hearing Disclosure of Witnesses and Exhibits

 

PART Fam 214 HEARING PROCEDURE

Section Fam 214.01 Standard and Burden of Proof

Section Fam 214.02 Order of Testimony; Cross-Examination

Section Fam 214.03 Evidence

Section Fam 214.04 Proposed Findings of Fact and Rulings of Law

Section Fam 214.05 Closing the Record

Section Fam 214.06 Reopening the Record

Section Fam 214.07 Disposition

Section Fam 214.08 Rehearing

 

PART Fam 215 SETTLEMENTS

Section Fam 215.01 Settlements

 

PART Fam 216 RULEMAKING

Section Fam 216.01 Petitions for Rulemaking

Section Fam 216.02 Disposition of Petitions for Rulemaking

 

PART Fam 217 PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS ON PROPOSED RULES

Section Fam 217.01 Purpose

Section Fam 217.02 Public Access and Participation

Section Fam 217.03 Limitations on Public Participation

Section Fam 217.04 Media Access

Section Fam 217.05 Conduct of Public Comment Hearings on Proposed Rules

 

PART Fam 218 DECLARATORY RULINGS

Section Fam 218.01 Requests for Declaratory Rulings

Section Fam 218.02 Issuance of Declaratory Rulings

 

PART Fam 219 EXPLANATION OF ADOPTED RULES

Section Fam 219.01 Requests for Explanation of Adopted Rules

Section Fam 219.02 Contents of Explanation

 

CHAPTER Fam 300 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

PART Fam 301 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 301.01 Association for Conflict Resolution

Section Fam 301.02 Board

Section Fam 301.03 Case Supervision

Section Fam 301.04 Certified Family Mediator

Section Fam 301.05 Co-Mediation

Section Fam 301.06 Conflict Resolution Organization

Section Fam 301.07 Core Mediation Training

Section Fam 301.08 Family Mediator

Section Fam 301.09 Intern

Section Fam 301.10 Intership Supervisor

Section Fam 301.11 Mediated Agreement

Section Fam 301.12 Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation

Section Fam 301.13 New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Section Fam 301.14 New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association

Section Fam 301.15 Parenting Plan

Section Fam 301.16 Training Specific to New Hampshire

 

PART Fam 302 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Section Fam 302.01 Application Process

Section Fam 302.02 Waiver

Section Fam 302.03 Application Form

Section Fam 302.04 Required Documentation

Section Fam 302.05 Letters of Recommendation

 

PART Fam 303 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

Section Fam 303.01 Eligibility Requirements

Section Fam 303.02 Academic Eligibility Requirements

Section Fam 303.03 Mediation Training Requirements

Section Fam 303.04 Domestic Violence Training Requirements

Section Fam 303.05 Core Mediation Training

Section Fam 303.06 Mediation Training Specific to New Hampshire

Section Fam 303.07 Internship Requirements

Section Fam 303.08 Family Law and Mental Health Practitioners

Section Fam 303.09 Character Qualifications

 

PART Fam 304 FEES

Section Fam 304.01 Fees

 

CHAPTER Fam 400 CONTINUED STATUS

PART Fam 401 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 401.01 Gross Incompetence

Section Fam 401.02 Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation

 

PART Fam 402 RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION

Section Fam 402.01 Requirements for Renewal of Certification

Section Fam 402.02 Application Process for Renewal of Certification

Section Fam 402.03 Waiver

Section Fam 402.04 Application Form for Renewal of Certification

Section Fam 402.05 Required Documentation

Section Fam 402.06 Eligibility for Renewal of Certification

 

PART Fam 403 REVOCATION, SUSPENSION AND OTHER SANCTIONS

Section Fam 403.01 Misconduct

Section Fam 403.02 Sanctions

Section Fam 403.03 Procedure for Imposition of Sanctions

Section Fam 403.04 Determinations Required for Sanctions

 

PART Fam 404 CONTINUING EDUCATION

Section Fam 404.01 Required Continuing Education

Section Fam 404.02 Requirements for Board Approval of Continuing Education Courses

Section Fam 404.03 Legal Updates

Section Fam 404.04 Ethics for Mediators

Section Fam 404.05 Domestic Violence

Section Fam 404.06 Mediation Skills

Section Fam 404.07 Family Dynamics

Section Fam 404.08 Presenters of Continuing Education Courses

Section Fam 404.09 Method of Board Approval of Continuing Education Courses

Section Fam 404.10 Application for Board Approval of Continuing Educaiton Courses

 

PART Fam 405 REINSTATEMENT OF LAPSED CERTIFICATIONS

Section Fam 405.01 Eligibility for Reinstatement of Lapsed Certifications

Section Fam 405.02 Reinstatement Application Procedures

Section Fam 405.03 Documents Required to Support Applications for Reinstatement of Certification

Section Fam 405.04 Letters of Recommendation

Section Fam 405.05 The Board's Processing of Applications for Reinstatement of Certification

Section Fam 405.06 Waiver

 

PART Fam 406 ONGOING REQUIREMENTS

Section Fam 406.01 Obligation to Keep Information Current

Section Fam 406.02 Obligation to Maintain Payment Records

 

CHAPTER Fam 500 ETHICAL STANDARDS

PART Fam 501 ETHICAL STANDARDS

Section Fam 501.01 Binding Ethical Standards

Section Fam 501.02 Violations of Ethical Standards

 

CHAPTER Fam 600 INITIAL CERTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEDIATOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

PART Fam 601 SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

Section Fam 601.01 Scope

 

PART Fam 602 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 602.01 Definitions

 

PART Fam 603 APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMS

Section Fam 603.01 Application Procedures

Section Fam 603.02 Application Form

Section Fam 603.03 Supporting Materials

 

PART Fam 604 TRAINING PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

Section Fam 604.01 Certification Requirements

Section Fam 604.02 Components of the Basic Course

Section Fam 604.03 Duration of the Basic Course

Section Fam 604.04 Design for Training Outcomes

Section Fam 604.05 Training Procedural Requirements and Required Documents

Section Fam 604.06 Role-Play

Section Fam 604.07 Student Manual

Section Fam 604.08 Curriculum

Section Fam 604.09 Qualifications of the Director

Section Fam 604.10 Qualifications of the Training Staff

Section Fam 604.11 Additional Qualifications of Certain Directors, Trainers and Specialists

 

CHAPTER Fam 700 CONTINUED STATUS OF CERTIFIED FAMILY MEDIATOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

PART Fam 701 APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR RENEWED CERTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEDIATOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

Section Fam 701.01 Application Procedures for Renewal of Certification

Section Fam 701.02 Duration of Certification

Section Fam 701.03 Application Form for Renewal of Certification

Section Fam 701.04 Supporting Materials

 

PART Fam 702 ELIGIBILITY FOR RENEWED CERTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEDIATOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

Section Fam 702.01 Eligibility Requirements

 

PART Fam 703 CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE DIRECTOR AND THE TRAINING STAFF

Section Fam 703.01 Continuing Education Requirements for the Director and Certain Members of the Training Staff

 

PART Fam 704 REINSTATEMENT OF CERTIFICATION RESERVED

 

PART Fam 705 REVOCATION, SUSPENSION AND OTHER SANCTIONS RESERVED

 

PART Fam 706 ONGOING REQUIREMENTS

Section Fam 706.01 Obligation to Keep Information Current

Section Fam 706.02 Obligation to Report Trainings Given

Section Fam 706.03 Annual Reports

 

CHAPTER Fam 800 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

PART Fam 801 PURPOSE

Section Fam 801.01 Purpose

 

PART Fam 802 DEFINITIONS

Section Fam 802.01 Terms Used

 

PART Fam 803 STANDARDS

Section Fam 803.01 Standards

 

PART Fam 804 REQUIREMENT TO SCREEN

Section Fam 804.01 Requirement

Section Fam 804.02 Contents of Screening Tool

 

PART Fam 805 APPROPRIATENESS OF MEDIATION

Section Fam 805.01 Appropriateness of Mediation

 

PART Fam 806 PROCEEDING WITH MEDIATION

Section Fam 806.01 Proceeding with Mediation

Section Fam 806.02 Mediator's Knowledge