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)
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

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 "Medicaid Care Management (MCM)"

Public Hearing: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Time: 11:00am

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Initial Proposal

Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

Division of Public Health (DPHS)

He-P 900 "Town Health Officers"

Public Hearing: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Tuesday, August 8, 2022

Initial Proposal

Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

He-P 301.13(e) and He-P 307.07 "Immunization Registry Rules"

JLCAR Date: September 15, 2022

Proposed Interim Rule

Form- Exemption Certification

Form- NHIIS Withdrawal

Contact: Allyson Raadmae (formerly Zinno), Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

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 2300 various "Sanitary Production and Distribution of Food"

Public Hearing: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 11:30am

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Initial Proposal

Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

Health Facilities Administration (HFA)

He-P 815 "Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities"

Public Hearing: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Time: 2:00pm

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Initial Proposal

Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

New Hampshire Hospital (NHH)

He-M 614 "Process for Involuntary Emergency Admission"

Public Hearing: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Time: 11:00am

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Friday, July 8, 2022

Initial Proposal

Form "IEA Petition"

Form "Invalid IEA Letter"

Form "48 Hour Rule Medication List"

JLCAR Date: September 16, 2022

Final Proposal- Annotated Text

Final Proposal- Fixed Text

Form- IEA Petition

Form-Invalidation Form

Form- 48-Hour Rule Medication List

Conditional Approval Request

Contact: Allyson Raadmae, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB)

PDAB 100-300 "Prescription Drug Affordability Board Rules"

Public Hearing: Thursday, June 16, 2022

Time: 11:00am

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

Public Comment Period Ends: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Initial Proposal

Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrator-Administrative Rules Unit

JLCAR: September 15, 2022 with possible postponement to October 20, 2022

Final Proposal-Annotated Text

Final Proposal- Fixed Text