I. New Hampshire hospital and any other facility approved by the commissioner shall be designated as receiving facilities for the care, custody, and treatment of persons subject to involuntary admissions. Any community mental health program, hospital, community residence, nursing home, or other treatment or sheltered care facility may apply to the commissioner for designation. No designation shall occur without the express written consent of the administrator of the facility to be designated.
II. A receiving facility may be designated by the commissioner for one or more of the following purposes:

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:26

  • Administrator: means the superintendent, executive director, or other chief administrative officer of any facility or of any community mental health program operated under the supervision of the commissioner. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:2
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the department of health and human services. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:2
  • Community mental health program: means a program established and administered by the state, city, town, or county, or a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing mental health services to the residents of the area and which minimally provides emergency, medical or psychiatric screening and evaluation, case management, and psychotherapy services. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:2
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of these laws, shall mean the section next preceding or following that in which such reference is made, unless some other is expressly designated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:13
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Receiving facility: means a treatment facility which is designated by the commissioner to accept for care, custody, and treatment persons involuntarily admitted to the state mental health services system. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:2
  • Treatment: means examination, diagnosis, training, rehabilitation therapy, pharmaceuticals, and other services provided to clients in the mental health services system. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 135-C:2

(a) To receive clients under RSA 135-C:27-33 beginning with initial custody and continuing through the day following the probable cause hearing.
(b) To receive clients under RSA 135-C:27-33 for the period of involuntary emergency admission after the probable cause hearing.
(c) To receive clients for involuntary admission under RSA 135-C:34-54.
III. New Hampshire hospital shall be a receiving facility for purposes of RSA 135-C:26, II. The commissioner shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to the criteria and procedures for designation as a receiving facility.