N.H. Code Admin. R. Psyc 207.02 - Conduct of Public Comment Hearings

(a) A public comment hearing shall be attended by a quorum of the board.
(b) A public comment hearing shall be presided over by the board chair or a board member knowledgeable in the subject area of the proposed rules who has been designated by the board to preside over the hearing.
(c) The chair or other person presiding over a hearing shall:
(1) Call the hearing to order;
(2) Identify the proposed rules that are the subject matter of the hearing and provide copies of them upon request;
(3) Cause a recording of the hearing to be made;
(4) Recognize those who wish to be heard;
(5) Request each person who wishes to provide information to the board to write on the speaker's list:
a. His or her full name and address; and
b. The name and address of organizations, entities or other persons whom he or she represents, if any.
(d) A hearing shall be postponed in accordance with RSA 541-A:11, IV when:
(1) The weather is so inclement that it is reasonable to conclude that people wishing to attend the hearing will be unable to do so; or
(2) The board chair or other person designated by the board to preside over the hearing is ill or unavoidably absent.
(e) A hearing shall be moved to another location in accordance with RSA 541-A:11, V when the original location is not able to accommodate the number of people who wish to attend the hearing.
(f) A hearing shall be continued past the scheduled time or to another date in accordance with RSA 541- A:11, III when:
(1) The time available is not sufficient to give each person who wishes to speak a reasonable opportunity to do so; or
(2) The capacity of the room in which the hearing is to be held does not accommodate the number of people who wish to attend and it is not possible to move the hearing to another location.

Notes

N.H. Code Admin. R. Psyc 207.02
Derived From Volume XXXVI Number 49, Filed December 8, 2016, Proposed by 12035-A, Effective 11/4/2016.

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