HB 291-FN - FINAL VERSION
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
05/11/2017 1625s 17-0178
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:
128:1 Board of Veterinary Medicine; Rulemaking RSA 332-B:7-a, XV is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: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:
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.
Approved: June 16, 2017
Effective Date: August 15, 2017
|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|
|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|