Bill Text: NH SB126 | 2023 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants treating patients incarcerated with the department of corrections.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Passed) 2023-08-10 - Signed by the Governor on 08/08/2023; Chapter 0241; Effective 10/07/2023 [SB126 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2023-SB126-Introduced.html

SB 126-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-0884

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 126-FN

 

AN ACT relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants treating patients incarcerated with the department of corrections.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the licensure requirements for telehealth services and licensure of physicians and physicians assistants as applied to the treatment of individuals incarcerated with the New Hampshire department of corrections.

 

The bill is a request of the department of corrections.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-0884

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants treating patients incarcerated with the department of corrections.

 

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

 

1  Telemedicine and Telehealth Services.  Amend RSA 310-A:1-g, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Unless otherwise prescribed by statute, or the patient is currently in the custody of the New Hampshire department of corrections, an out-of-state healthcare professional providing services by means of telemedicine or telehealth shall be required to be licensed, certified, or registered by the appropriate New Hampshire licensing body if the patient is physically located in New Hampshire at the time of service.  This paragraph shall not apply to out-of-state physicians who provide consultation services pursuant to RSA 329:21, II.

2  Office of Professional Licensure; Physician and Physician Assistant Licensure.  Amend RSA 310-A:1-ff to read as follows:

310-A:1-ff  Physician and Physician Assistant Licensure Pursuant to Reciprocity Agreement.  The office of professional licensure and certification shall seek reciprocity agreements with states that have licensure requirements for physicians and physicians' assistants that are substantially equivalent to this state, as determined by the board of medicine.  The office of professional licensure and certification shall issue licenses to individuals who demonstrate they have a license in good standing from a state that is a party to such agreement, and pay the requisite fee, in accordance with rules adopted by the executive director under RSA 541-A.  Out-of-state healthcare professionals treating patients in the custody of the department of corrections shall be required to be licensed, certified, or registered by the appropriate licensing body within their state of practice.

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

 

LBA

23-0884

1/4/23

 

SB 126-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants treating patients incarcerated with the department of corrections.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2023 through 2026.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

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