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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 11-2.

    
    If the Attorney General, or the County Attorney to whom the matter has been referred, opposes the relief sought by the petition, the petition will be returned to the Hospital with a written notice of the State's position. If the Hospital or the patient wishes to pursue the matter further, the Hospital shall contact counsel for the patient and counsel may file the petition with the Court. If the patient is not presently represented by counsel, the Hospital shall contact the Merrimack County Clerk of Court, who will immediately arrange for the Clerk of Court of the county from which the patient was committed to appoint counsel.

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