NH Administrative Rules for Public Comment

Pursuant to RSA 541-A, the ARU schedules and facilitates a public hearing and written comment period for all proposed rulemaking actions, including amending, readopting, repealing a rule and when proposing a new rule. Through public input the Department gains a better understanding of how its rules affect the citizens and businesses of New Hampshire.

The Department welcomes and encourages public involvement at various stages of the rulemaking process, including during a rule's development.

At the start of the public comment period for each proposed rule, the ARU posts on this website a copy of the Rulemaking Notice Form and the Initial Proposal. Following the public comment period, the ARU posts a copy of the Final Proposal of each rule, which reflects any changes made to the text as a result of public comments received.

Comments about proposed rules can be submitted to the Administrative Rules Unit by e-mail, fax, or US postal mail. To submit comments for a proposed rule, please see the contact information located on the rulemaking notice form attached to each event in the calendar below.

Upcoming Rule Hearings for Public Comment

All upcoming public hearings are listed in the event calendar below. Click on the event name to see more details about the hearing and access documents. 

Upcoming Public Hearings

Rules with Open Comment Periods or No Public Hearing Required 

Some rules, such as interim rules and expedited revisions to forms, do not require a public hearing, but may have a window of time for the submission of written comments. Other rules that do require public hearings will often have a time period for written comments that extends beyond the hearing date. Such comment periods are listed below. Please note that any emergency rules, which do not have any comment period, will be added to the Recently Adopted Rules page and will not appear here.

Rules with open comment periods are listed below. Click on the name of the rule to see more information and access relevant documents.

Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS)

He-M 507, "Community Participation Services"

Public Hearing: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Time: 1:00pm

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

Public Comment Ends: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

He-M 517, "Medicaid Covered Home and Community-Based Care Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Acquired Brain Disorders"

Public Hearing: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time: 1:00pm

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

Public Comment Ends: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
Bureau of Family Assistance (BFA)

He-W 656.04 & 856.04 "Personal Property Resources"

Final Proposal (Annotated)

Final Proposal (Fixed)

JLCAR Date: Friday, June 17, 2022

Contact: Nicole Burke, Rules Coordinator

He-W 709.02 709.03 "Waived Hearings and Timeframe for Signing Waivers"

Initial Proposal

JLCAR Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Contact: Nicole Valanzola, Rules Coordinator

Bureau of Family Centered Services
Division of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)
Division of Economic & Housing Stability (DEHS)

He-C 6920 "Criminal Records and Central Registry Check for License-Exempt Child Care Providers"

Final Proposal (Annotated)

Final Proposal (Fixed)

JLCAR Date: Friday, June 17, 2022

Contact: Nicole Burke, Rules Coordinator

Division of Medicaid Services (DMS)

He-W 506.04 "Medicaid Care Management (MCM)- Covered Services"

Public Hearing: Monday, December 4, 2023

Time: 10:00am

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

Public Comment Ends: Monday, December 11, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

JLCAR DATE: Friday, February 16, 2024

He-W 570.04, "Pharmaceutical Services- Covered Items"

Public Hearing: Monday, December 4, 2023

Time: 11:00am

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

Public Comment Ends: Monday, December 11, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

JLCAR DATE: Friday, February 16, 2024

He-W 534 "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Services"

Public Hearing: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Public Comment Ends: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

Division of Public Health (DPHS)

Expedited Revisions to the New Hampshire Health Professions Survey Opt-Out Form (He-C 801.04(b) )

Public Comment Period Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Revision Notice

Contact Nicole Burke, Rules Coordinator

He-P 307 "Immunization Registry Rules"

Public Hearing: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 2:30pm

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

Public Comment Ends: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

He-P 2300 various, "Sanitary Production and Distribution of Food"

Public Hearing: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Public Comment Ends: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

JLCAR Date: Friday, February 16, 2024

Health Facilities Administration (HFA)

He-P 806 "Non-Emergency Walk-In Care Centers"

Public Hearing: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: DHHS, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Public Comment Ends: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator- Administrative Rules Unit

New Hampshire Hospital (NHH)
Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB)

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