Bill Text - HB1250 (2016)

Relative to medical neglect of children.


Revision: March 16, 2016, midnight

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HB 1250 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2016 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL\t1250

 

AN ACT\trelative to medical neglect of children.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Estevez, Hills. 37; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE:\tChildren and Family Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill provides that a parent or legal guardian shall not be petitioned or charged with abuse or neglect of a child's need for medical care if the parent or guardian follows a recommended course of treatment from a licensed health care professional.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to medical neglect of children.

 

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

 

\t1  New Section; Child Protection Act; Reporting Law; Medical Neglect.  Amend RSA 169-C by inserting after section 31 the following new section:

\t169-C:31-a  Medical Neglect.  No parent or legal guardian shall be petitioned or charged with abusing or neglecting a child's need for medical care if:

\t\tI.  The parent or legal guardian has sought medical care for the presenting medical condition of the child from a licensed health care professional;

\t\tII.  The licensed health care professional has made a diagnosis;

\t\tIII.  The licensed health care professional has prescribed a generally accepted course of standard treatment; and

\t\tIV.  The parent or legal guardian is following the recommended course of treatment.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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