PROBATE COURTS AND DECEDENTS' ESTATES
PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTION PROGRAM
547-B:6 Contract for Program Services.
I. The department of health and human services, with the approval of the governor and council, shall contract with one or more organizations approved by the New Hampshire supreme court which shall be designated the public guardianship and protection program and which shall provide guardianship services pursuant to RSA 464-A, as required by RSA 135-C:60 and RSA 171-A:10. The contract shall fix the cost per guardianship and shall permit the contracting organization to subcontract for such consulting services as may be necessary to carry out the program's guardianship responsibilities. The compensation for operation of the public guardianship and protection program shall be such sums as may be fixed by the contract, subject to the appropriations made therefor.
II. The contract may provide for protection services other than guardianship services when such services are consistent with the intent of RSA 464-A. The contract shall set forth an appropriate rate for such services, if provided. Such protective services may include, but not be limited to, power of attorney, client representation, or service as a conservator, representative or protective payee, but shall not include direct service delivery.
Source. 1983, 291:1, I; 409:1. 1994, 248:7. 1995, 310:181, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.