SB57 (2005) Detail

Establishing a commission to study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties.


CHAPTER 84

SB 57 – FINAL VERSION

02/24/05 0335s

23Mar2005… 0656h

2005 SESSION

05-0602

01/09

SENATE BILL 57

AN ACT establishing a commission to study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties.

SPONSORS: Sen. Foster, Dist 13; Sen. Gottesman, Dist 12; Sen. Estabrook, Dist 21; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Rep. Lasky, Hills 26; Rep. Price, Hills 26

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/24/05 0335s

23Mar2005… 0656h

05-0602

01/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a commission to study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties.

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

84:1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties.

84:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission 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.

(c) The commissioner of the department of insurance, or designee.

(d) A representative of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, appointed by the association.

(e) A representative of the New Hampshire Medical Society, appointed by the society.

(f) A representative of the Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine, appointed by such company.

(g) A representative of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association, appointed by such association.

(h) A representative of the New Hampshire Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (NH AWHONN), appointed by the association.

(i) A representative of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, appointed by the center.

(j) A representative of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), appointed by such association.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

84:3 Duties. The commission shall study ways to alleviate medical malpractice premiums for high risk specialties, such as neurosurgeons and obstetricians, but shall not examine the civil justice system specific to medical malpractice claims.

84:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

84:5 Report. The commission 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.

84:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: June 7, 2005)

(Effective Date: June 7, 2005)

Links

SB57 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB57 Revision: 9311 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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