Bill Text: NH SB120 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-05 - Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1187h (Vote 21-0; Consent Calendar) [SB120 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-SB120-Amended.html

SB 120 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/18/2021   0429s

2021 SESSION

21-0885

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 120

 

AN ACT relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the requirements for out-of-state or out-of country physician assistants and state-licensed physician assistants to offer medical services through the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/18/2021   0429s 21-0885

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

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

 

1  Physician Assistants; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Amend RSA 328-D:2-a to read as follows:

328-D:2-a  Licensure Requirements Suspended; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

I. New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for physician assistants are hereby suspended for those physician assistants from other states or countries who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients [of the Manchester] coordinated through the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) at licensed medical facilities outside of the Manchester VAMC, provided that such physician assistants are acting within the scope of their employment at the VAMC and possess a current license in good standing in their respective state or country of licensure.  New Hampshire physician assistants who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients of the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and requesting licensure in New Hampshire may be supervised by physicians from other states or countries provided they possess a current license in good standing in their respective state or country.

II. The acting director of the Manchester VAMC shall submit to the executive director of the New Hampshire office of professional licensure and certification, or designee, a list of all out-of-state or out-of-country physician assistants offering services in the state of New Hampshire and out-of-state or out-of-country physicians accepting supervisory responsibility of New Hampshire physician assistants.

III. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt or supplant an individual licensed medical facility's policies regarding the emergency credentialing of physician assistants or any other medical personnel.

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

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