Date: 
Apr 21, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has increased its estimated costs for the next state budget.

The increase comes from monthly payments for Medicaid patients with substance abuse problems.  DHHS estimates an increase of $12 per month per patient.  That translates to an additional $9-15 million each year, depending on the Department's caseload.

Date: 
Jun 11, 2015

This week the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced it had chosen three companies to operate four medical marijuana treatment centers in the state.  The companies must now find towns or cities willing to host them.

Date: 
Nov 03, 2015

On Monday, November 2 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it will start accepting applications from medical marijuana patients.

DHHS is calling this a “pre-registration period” because patients will not be able to use medical marijuana until a medical marijuana dispensary opens.  DHHS says they expect the first dispensary to open in early 2016.

Date: 
Oct 13, 2016

According to a new report, the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) needs at least 35 more child assessment workers. 

foster care
Date: 
May 16, 2017

Child advocates in New Hampshire agree that the state is facing a shortage of foster homes for an increasing number of kids in need of care.

child abuse and neglect
Date: 
Jun 08, 2017

On Wednesday the Executive Council approved a contract to review 100 of 1,500 alleged child abuse and neglect cases prematurely closed last year.

mental health and child abuse
Date: 
Jun 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14 Governor Chris Sununu will sign a bill that aims to increase protections for children and people with mental illness in New Hampshire.

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