TITLE XII
PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 169-C
CHILD PROTECTION ACT

Section 169-C:27

    169-C:27 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:
(1) Expenses incurred for special education and related services;
(2) Expenses incurred for evaluation, care, and treatment of the child at the New Hampshire hospital; or
(3) 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. Voluntary services provided to a child, family, or household in a case that was unfounded but with reasonable concern, as defined in RSA 169-C:3, XXIX, shall be the responsibility of the department. Payment for such services shall be made from available TANF reserve funds or other funds appropriated for such purpose.
III. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department shall not be responsible for the payment of the cost of assigned counsel for any party under this chapter.
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; 434:81. 1981, 555:2. 1982, 25:3. 1983, 458:5. 1985, 96:6; 380:38. 1987, 402:31, 32. 1988, 107:5; 153:2, 5. 1989, 75:2; 229:2; 286:2. 1990, 3:48; 203:2. 1991, 265:3. 1993, 266:4. 1994, 212:2. 1995, 220:3; 308:72, 73; 310:171, 175, 181, 182. 1996, 286:14, 17. 1997, 305:2. 2007, 263:21. 2008, 274:33. 2009, 144:34, 37. 2011, 224:45, 72. 2013, 144:57, eff. July 1, 2013. 2016, 308:4, eff. July 1, 2016. 2018, 55:2, eff. July 14, 2018; 337:8, eff. July 1, 2018; 338:1, eff. July 1, 2018. 2020, 26:21, eff. July 1, 2020.