HB291 (2017) Detail

(New Title) removing veterinarians from the requirements of adopting rules for prescribing opioids and querying the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.


CHAPTER 128

HB 291-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

15Feb2017... 0321h

05/11/2017   1625s

2017 SESSION

17-0178

01/09

 

HOUSE BILL 291-FN

 

AN ACT removing veterinarians from the requirements of adopting rules for prescribing opioids and querying the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. Fraser, Belk. 1; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the requirement that the board of veterinary medicine adopt rules regarding prescribing opioids and that veterinarians query the controlled drug prescription monitoring program when prescribing such drugs.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0321h

05/11/2017   1625s 17-0178

01/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT removing veterinarians from the requirements of adopting rules for prescribing opioids and querying the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

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

 

128:1  Board of Veterinary Medicine; Rulemaking RSA 332-B:7-a, XV is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

XV.  Formulating treatment plans for chronic pain and continuing education requirements regarding opioid use and prescribing opioids.

128:2  Prescribers Required to Query the Program Prior to Prescribing Controlled Substances.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 318-B:39 to read as follows:

Except for veterinarians, prescribers required to register with the program under this subdivision shall query the program for a patient's initial prescription when prescribing schedule II, III, and IV opioids for the management or treatment of pain and then periodically and at least twice per year, except when:

128:3  Competency Requirements.  Amend RSA 318-B:40 to read as follows:

318-B:40 Competency Requirements.  Except for veterinarians who shall complete continuing education requirements in accordance with RSA 332-B:7-a, XV, all prescribers required to register with the program who possess a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license number shall complete 3 contact hours of free appropriate prescriber's regulatory board-approved online continuing education or pass an online examination, in the area of pain management and addiction disorder or a combination, as a condition for initial licensure and license renewal.  Verification of successful completion of the examination or of the required continuing education shall be submitted to the prescriber's regulatory board with the licensee's application for initial licensure or renewal.  A list of the prescriber's regulatory boards' approved continuing education courses and online examinations in pain management and addiction disorder, shall be available on the office of professional licensure and certification's Internet website.

128:4  Repeal.  RSA 318-B:41, III and IV, relative to the requirement that the board of veterinary medicine adopt rules for prescribing opioids, are repealed.

128:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 16, 2017

Effective Date: August 15, 2017

 

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 25, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB291 Revision: 102 Date: June 19, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
HB291 Revision: 103 Date: May 18, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
HB291 Revision: 104 Date: May 11, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
HB291 Revision: 105 Date: Feb. 16, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
HB291 Revision: 106 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 3 P. 7
Jan. 24, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 303
Jan. 24, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 201-203
Jan. 31, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 LOB 303
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0321h (NT) for 02/15/2017 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 11 P. 10
Feb. 15, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0321h: AA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 11
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0321h: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 11
Feb. 15, 2017 Referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 11
Feb. 15, 2017 Referral Waived by Committee Chair per House Rule 46(f) 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 37
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 7
April 18, 2017 Hearing: 04/18/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 19
April 25, 2017 Hearing: 04/25/2017, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm, on proposed amendment # 2017-1477s; SC 20
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1625s, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1625s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1625s, RC 21Y-2N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1625s (Rep. John T. O'Connor): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 6
May 31, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 1, 2017 Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127
June 16, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/16/2017; Chapter 128; Eff. 8/15/2017