Bill Text: NH HB1526 | 2024 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2024-04-02 - Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; Senate Journal 8 [HB1526 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2024-HB1526-Introduced.html

HB 1526-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2552

08/02

 

HOUSE BILL 1526-FN

 

AN ACT relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Aron, Sull. 4; Rep. Creighton, Hills. 30; Rep. Rollins, Sull. 3; Rep. Bixby, Straf. 13; Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Rep. Schamberg, Merr. 6; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill enables the board of veterinary medicine to issue a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians who are educated in other countries.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2552

08/02

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraph; Conditional Licensure; Foreign-Educated Veterinarians.  Amend RSA 332-B:11 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  The board may issue a conditional license to a foreign-educated veterinarian currently in the process of obtaining an ECFVG certificate who has completed all steps of the ECFVG except the clinical proficiency examination (CPE), on the conditions that the veterinarian has legal immigration status in the United States and verifiable status information as maintained by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, has applied to take (or retake) and is in the queue for the CPE, or has taken the CPE and is awaiting results, or has passed the CPE and has applied to write the New Hampshire examination, and providing such person is employed by and practices the profession under the supervision of a duly licensed veterinarian practicing in the state.  A conditional license may be summarily revoked by a majority vote of the board.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBA

24-2552

12/3/23

 

HB 1526-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Revenue Fund(s)

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Fund

Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] N/A

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] N/A

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill enables the board of veterinary medicine to issue a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians who are educated in other countries.  The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) states they are unable to determine how many new applicants would apply for the new license type.  However, assuming the new license type would adhere to the $155 licensing fee specified in Administrative Rule Plc 1002, then any additional licenses would increase revenue to the OPLC fund by an indeterminable amount.  The OPLC did state that the administrative cost could be absorbed into their budget.

 

It is assumed the fiscal impact will not occur until FY 2025.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Professional License and Certification

 

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