Bill Text - SB95 (2009)

(New Title) relative to criminal records checks for volunteers.


Revision: Feb. 12, 2009, midnight

SB 95 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

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SENATE BILL 95

AN ACT relative to criminal records checks for volunteers.

SPONSORS: Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. Hassan, Dist 23; Rep. Irwin, Hills 3; Rep. Millham, BelkĀ 5; Rep. Headd, Rock 3; Rep. Bouchard, Merr 11

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill adds a definition of “volunteers” for the purposes of the criminal record check required for potential employees in health care facilities.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT relative to criminal records checks for volunteers.

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

1 Health Care Facility Licensing; Criminal Record Check. Amend RSA 151:2-d, II to read as follows:

II. For the duration of licensure or certification every individual selected for employment with any facility or entity required to be licensed or certified under this chapter shall submit to the employer a notarized criminal conviction record release authorization form, as provided by the division of state police, which authorizes the release of his or her criminal conviction record to the facility pursuant to RSA 106-B:14. This shall apply to any employee, including volunteers, whose scope of employment will involve direct contact with a client, client records or client tissue, body fluids, or other biological material. For the purposes of this paragraph “volunteers” shall not include individuals who reside in the facility or entity required to be licensed or certified under this chapter or in an affiliated corporate entity that is an integral part of the same community.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2010.

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