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NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

PROCEDURE FOR PAROLE, DISCHARGE AND OFF-GROUND PRIVILEGES FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL UNDER RSA 135:28, 29 AND 30-A, AND FOR ALL RECOMMITTAL PETITIONS UNDER RSA 651:11-A

Rule 11-1.

    
    Whenever the New Hampshire Hospital Superintendent or Director of Mental Health wishes to petition the Superior Court for any order relative to a patient committed there by said Court, other than an order for recommittal under RSA 651:11-a, the Hospital shall file a petition with the Attorney General. Upon receipt of such petition, the Attorney General shall decide within 30 days whether or not the State opposes the petition or whether it wishes to take a neutral position. In making its decision, the Attorney General in his discretion may consult with the County Attorney involved in the case or may refer the case to the County Attorney for decision within the 30-day limit.

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