SB50 (2005) Detail

Establishing a committee to study forming an independent board of psychology.


SB 50 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0949

01/09

SENATE BILL 50

AN ACT establishing a committee to study forming an independent board of psychology.

SPONSORS: Sen. Burling, Dist 5

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study forming an independent board of psychology.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0949

01/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a committee to study forming an independent board of psychology.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study issues related to the formation of an independent board of psychology.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. The committee may solicit information and testimony from members of the board of mental health practice, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, clinical mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and other service providers and mental health practitioners, and any other source the committee deems relevant to its study.

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

3 Duties. The committee shall:

I. Study the issues and recommendations included in the Performance Audit Report of the Board of Mental Health Practice conducted by the office of the legislative budget assistant, dated November 2004.

II. Review psychology board formations and structures of other states including, but not limited to: definitions; appointments; membership, terms and vacancies; powers and duties; meetings; licenses; rules and regulations; continuing education requirements; and other pertinent governance components.

III. Study such other related issues as the committee deems appropriate.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. 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.

5 Report. 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, 2005.

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

Links

SB50 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB50 Revision: 9303 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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