Information from the NH Autism Council
Pam DiNapoli, Chair of New Hampshire Nurses Association’s (NHNA) Commission on Government Affairs also serves on the New Hampshire Autism Council. At a recent meeting of the Autism Council concern was expressed that perhaps not all New Hampshire health care providers were aware that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a reportable condition and must be reported to the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services. NHNA has decided to help spread the word through our network. Reporting ASD helps the state plan necessary services.
More information regarding this reporting requirement can be found at RSA 171-A:30 and under state administrative rule HE-M 501. This reporting requirement applies to all cases where a definitive diagnosis of ASD has been made. The person with ASD must live in the state of New Hampshire at the time the diagnosis is made.
Here is a link to the online reporting form: