2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XII - PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
Chapter 161-F - ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES
Section 161-F:46 - Reports of Adult Abuse; Investigations.
I. An oral report, by telephone or otherwise, shall be made immediately, followed by a written report, if so requested, to the commissioner or his authorized representative. When oral reports are made after working hours of the department, or on weekends or holidays, such reports shall be made to the police department of the appropriate political subdivision, or to the sheriff of the county, in which the alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation occurred. Law enforcement officials receiving reports under this paragraph shall notify the commissioner within 72 hours of receipt of such reports.
II. Within 72 hours following receipt by the commissioner or his authorized representative of such oral reports, an investigation shall be initiated by the commissioner or his authorized representative.
III. Investigations shall not be made if the commissioner or his authorized representative determines that the report is frivolous or without a factual basis.
Source. 1989, 7:1. 1995, 310:175, 183. 2002, 36:3, eff. July 1, 2002. 2016, 59:2, eff. July 4, 2016.
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