NH Emergency Orders
We suggest reviewing the current state emergency orders as well as checking regularly for updates as orders are being created frequently. You can find out them all here. Below are a few of the orders that could be important to you and your clients.
Emergency Order 8 (March 2020)
– Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers.
Information in this order explains the requirement of health insurance carriers regulated by the New Hampshire Insurance Department to allow all IN-NETWORK providers to deliver clinically appropriate services via telehealth and the inclusion of reimbursement for all modes of telehealth.
NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification update regarding Emergency Order 8
Emergency Order 15 (March 2020) - Temporary authorization for out of state medical providers to provide medically necessary services and provide services through telehealth.
Any out-of-state medical provider whose profession is licensed within the State and in good standing in another United States jurisdiction shall be allowed to perform any medically necessary services subject to certain conditions listed in the order.
Emergency Order 21 (April 2020) - Establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Fund.
Fund provides authorization to disburse up to $600,000 for domestic and sexual violence crisis centers to support assisting victims, emergency shelter, and crisis center operations.
Emergency Order 22 (April 2020) - Authorization of emergency funding for child protection services.
Expansion of funds for Family Violence Prevention Specialist DCYF staffing, Strength to Succeed Program, DCYF clients in need of tech/internet support, and the Family Resiliency Support Line.
Client Information: Below are emergency orders that may directly affect your clients, please provide this information when necessary.
Emergency Order 3 (March 2020) - All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.
Customers will be provided the opportunity to make reasonable payment arrangement over no less than a six-month period and shall not be charged any fees for late payment for arrearages (bills owed) accrued during the State of Emergency.
Emergency Order 4 (March 2020) – Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations during the state of emergency.
Any violation of Section 1 of EO 4 by a landlord, as that term is defined in RSA 540-A:1 is considered prohibited and a violation of RSA 540-A:3.
Emergency Order 5 (March 2020) – Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will bow be eligible for state unemployment.
If this applies to your client refer them to the State of New Hampshire’s Workforce Connect.