Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:12-d
- Court: means the district court, unless otherwise indicated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
- Department: means the department of health and human services. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
- Parent: means mother, father, adoptive parent, but such term shall not include a parent as to whom the parent-child relationship has been terminated by judicial decree or voluntary relinquishment. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
The court may order alcohol or drug testing at any stage of the proceeding where substance abuse is an ongoing issue in the case, where alcohol or drug use is a disputed issue of fact, or where there is reason to believe that alcohol or drug use may be substantially interfering with a parent‘s ability to adhere to the case plan. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the frequency and type of such testing shall be at the discretion of the department.