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State Laws on Background Checks - New Hampshire

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. §485-A:23 and §485-A:24

No entity shall for charitable purposes operate any “youth skill camp” without maintaining an appropriate policy regarding background checks for employees and volunteers, which policy must include the frequency of the background checks and the sources used to conduct the background checks. A “youth skill camp” is defined as a nonprofit or for-profit program that lasts eight hours total or more in a year for the purpose of teaching a skill to minors, including the teaching of sports. Certification of background checks must be made to the Department of Environmental Services demonstrating that no individual has a criminal conviction for any offense involving, causing, or threatening direct physical injury to any individual or causing or threatening harm of any nature to a child.

The New Hampshire statute can be viewed online at:


See also §485-A:23 for definitions, which can be viewed online at:


New Hampshire Department of Environmental services: