Bill Text: NH SB97 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relative to special health care services licenses and establishing a committee to study providing certain health care services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care in rural areas of the state.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-12 - Enrolled 06/06/2019 [SB97 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB97-Enrolled.html

SB 97 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

03/28/2019   1372s

2019 SESSION

19-0850

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 97

 

AN ACT relative to special health care services licenses and establishing a committee to study providing certain health care services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care in rural areas of the state.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Starr, Dist 1; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies rulemaking regarding special health care services licensing.  This bill also establishes a committee to study providing certain health care services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care services in rural areas of the state.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/28/2019   1372s 19-0850

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to special health care services licenses and establishing a committee to study providing certain health care services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care in rural areas of the state.

 

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

 

1  Residential Care and Health Facility Licensing; Special Health Care Services License.  Amend RSA 151:2-e, III to read as follows:

III.(a) The commissioner shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, to specify:

[(a)] (1) The [minimum] requirements for equipment, personnel, training, operating, volume, and other criteria to assure the quality and safety for patients receiving each special health care service;

[(b)] (2)  The procedure for applying for and maintaining a special health care service license including, but not limited to, the frequency of licensing inspections, submission of information and data to evaluate the performance and ongoing operation of services and enforcement under this section; and

[(c)] (3)  The fees for applying for and maintaining a special health care service license in order to fully offset the cost to the department, including consultant fees and other related expenses necessary to process the application, and for any ongoing expenses to the department for maintaining a special health care service license.

[(d)] (b)  Any facility that provides a special health care service shall be in compliance with all applicable rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

2  Committee Established.

I.  There is established a committee to study providing certain health care services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care services in rural areas of the state.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members of the senate, at least one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Four members of the house of representatives, at least one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III.(a)  The committee shall examine all issues related to providing emergency medical services, essential inpatient and obstetrical services and outpatient services while ensuring increased access to affordable health care services in rural areas of the state.

(b)  The committee may solicit information from any person or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

IV.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

V.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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