Section 169-B:40

    169-B:40 Liability for Expenses Incurred. –
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 minor at the Philbrook center, or to expenses incurred for the cost of accompanied transportation.
(c) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), the department shall have the right to require parents or other people responsible for the minor's support and necessities to assign to the state any insurance benefits that may be available to pay for a mental health evaluation under RSA 169-B:21.
(d) 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. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department of health and human services shall not be responsible for the payment of the cost of assigned counsel for any party under this chapter.
III. 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; 434:81. 1981, 555:1. 1982, 25:2. 1983, 458:4. 1985, 96:6; 380:37. 1987, 402:29, 30. 1988, 107:5; 153:1, 4. 1989, 75:1; 229:1; 286:1. 1990, 3:46; 203:1. 1991, 265:2. 1993, 266:2. 1994, 212:2. 1995, 220:2; 302:22; 308:60, 63, 112; 310:123, 171, 175, 182. 1996, 286:13, 16. 1997, 305:1. 2007, 263:20. 2008, 274:33. 2009, 144:33, 36, eff. July 1, 2009. 2018, 55:1, 4, eff. July 14, 2018. 2020, 26:19, eff. July 1, 2020.