HB 256 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 256
SPONSORS: Rep. Darrow, Graf. 17
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
151:12-c Self-Ordering for Laboratory Testing.
I. In this section, "health care provider'' means any person licensed or registered as a health care provider in the state of New Hampshire who is authorized to order laboratory testing.
II.(a) A person may obtain any laboratory test from a licensed clinical laboratory on a direct access basis without a health care provider's request or written authorization if the laboratory offers that laboratory test to the public on a direct access basis without a health care provider's request or written authorization.
(b) If a laboratory test of a person is conducted by or under the supervision of a person other than a health care provider and not at the request or with the written authorization of a health care provider, any report of the test results shall be provided by the person conducting the test to the person who was the subject of the test. The report shall state in bold type that it is the responsibility of the person who was tested to arrange with the person's health care provider for consultation and interpretation of the test results.
(c) A health care provider's duty of care to a patient shall not include any responsibility to review or act on the laboratory test results of a patient if the health care provider did not request or authorize the laboratory test. A health care provider is not subject to liability or disciplinary actions for the failure to review or act on the results of a laboratory test of any patient if the health care provider did not request or authorize the laboratory test.
(d) A clinical laboratory shall not submit a claim for reimbursement from a third-party payor for any laboratory test conducted without a health care provider's request or written authorization.
(e) This section shall not be construed to require that a laboratory test be covered by a health insurance plan or product pursuant to title XXXVII.
X. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to self-ordering from laboratories under RSA 151:12-c.
|Jan. 4, 2017||Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 22|
|Jan. 17, 2017||Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 01:15 PM LOB 205|
|Jan. 17, 2017||Executive Session: 01/17/2017 LOB 205|
|Jan. 26, 2017||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/26/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 8 P. 4|
|Jan. 26, 2017||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/26/2017 HJ 4 P. 4|
|Jan. 17, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 17, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 26, 2017||House||Floor Vote|