New Hampshire E911 Legislation

New Hampshire E911 Legislation Status: De Facto Regulations in Effect

Currently, there is not an enacted bill of legislation which required E911 for the State of New Hampshire. However, the New Hampshire has many regulations pertaining to MLTS. “When putting all of these regulations together, it is the opinion of the State of New Hampshire that each phone number is required to have accurate location information, including apartment, suite and floor information”.- State of New Hampshire - Department of Safety, Division of Emergency Services and Communications The New Hampshire statutes referenced are as follows:

Per New Hampshire Revised Statues Annotated 378:17-c,
"Nonpublic utility providers of telephone services using a PBX switch or similar equipment shall be considered telephone utilities for purposes of RSA 106-H:8. Nonpublic utility providers of telephone services shall comply with the telephone utility requirements of RSA 106-H:8 no later than January 1, 2007."

Continuing on to RSA 106:H-8; it states that:

"Each telephone service provider shall assure that all requests for police, fire, medical, or other emergency services received by the provider or the provider's operator services shall be transferred to the public safety answering point. Such transfer shall include the calling party's telephone number in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) in a format recommended for data exchange by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA)." The key part of this law is "calling party's number".

Additionally, RSA 106-H:2 Section VII defines the Enhanced 911 system and Enhanced 911 services as:
"a system consisting of selective routing with the capability of automatic number and location identification at a public safety answering point, which enables users of the public telecommunications system to request emergency services by dialing the digits 911."

Therefore, when putting all of this together, it is the opinion of the State of New Hampshire that each phone number is required to have accurate location information, including apartment, suite and floor information.

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