2013 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Chapter 168-B - SURROGACY
Section 168-B:18 - Nonmedical Evaluations.

NH Rev Stat § 168-B:18 (2013) What's This?

    168-B:18 Nonmedical Evaluations. –
    I. A nonmedical evaluation shall be performed on each party by a psychiatrist, psychologist, pastoral counselor or social worker, who is licensed, certified, or authorized to practice under the laws and rules of the state of New Hampshire, who shall maintain a record of the findings and conclusions and make a copy available to the person evaluated. Each party shall waive any privilege against disclosure of confidential communications and disclose a copy of the findings to the other parties prior to entering the contract. A copy of the findings shall be filed with the court by each party, unless good cause is shown.
    II. The person conducting the nonmedical evaluation shall determine the party's suitability to parent by considering:
       (a) The ability and disposition of the person being evaluated to give a child love, affection and guidance.
       (b) The ability of the person to adjust to and assume the inherent risks of the contract.
    III. A home study of each party involved shall be conducted by a licensed child placing agency or the department of health and human services to assess the ability and disposition of the person to provide the child with food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities. A copy of the findings shall be filed with the court by each party.

Source. 1990, 87:2. 1994, 212:2. 1995, 310:181, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.

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