HB511 (2017) Detail

(New Title) establishing a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.


CHAPTER 166

HB 511 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0554h

04/27/2017   1462s

04/27/2017   1547s

2017 SESSION

17-0597

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 511

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Bean, Rock. 21; Rep. Malloy, Rock. 23; Rep. T. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. R. Tilton, Rock. 37; Rep. H. Marsh, Rock. 22; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. P. Gordon, Rock. 29; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0554h

04/27/2017   1462s

04/27/2017   1547s 17-0597

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.

 

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

 

166:1  Statement of Intent.  The general court recognizes that nearly half of adults in the United States have at least one chronic health condition and chronic diseases are responsible for increased health care costs.  Seventy percent of health care costs in the United States are for chronic diseases.  Some chronic diseases are known or thought to be associated with environmental causes.  Therefore, the general court hereby establishes a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.

166:2  New Subdivision; Commission to Study Environmentally-Triggered Chronic Illness.  Amend RSA 126-A by inserting after section 72 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Environmentally-Triggered Chronic Illness

126-A:73  Commission to Study Environmentally-Triggered Chronic Illness.

I.  There is established a commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness.

II.(a)  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1)  Five members of the house of representatives, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 2 of whom shall be appointed by the house minority leader.

(2)  Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(3)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(4)  The director of the university of New Hampshire institute for health policy and practice, or designee.

(5)  A representative from the New Hampshire Medical Society, appointed by the society.

(6)  The chair of the board of trustees of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, or designee.

(7)  An advanced practice registered nurse, appointed by the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association.

(b)  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III.(a)  The commission's study shall include, but not be limited to:

(1)  Determining which entities may report confirmed cases of chronic conditions or other health-related impacts to the public health oversight program.

(2)  Recommending ways to alert public health officials regarding higher than expected rates of chronic disease or other health-related impacts which may be related to exposures of unrecognized environmental contaminants.

(3)  Recommending a method to inform citizens regarding programs designed to manage chronic disease or other environmental exposure health-related impacts.

(4)  Recommending data sources and a method to include data compiled by a public or private entity to the greatest extent possible in the development of the public health oversight program.

(5)  Defining by codes, the health status indicators to be monitored, including chronic conditions, medical conditions, and poor health outcomes.

(6)  Studying current health databases, including years available, potential for small area analysis, and privacy concerns.

(7)  Researching currently existing health data reports by agency, bureau, or organization.

(8)  Creating a model of desired data outputs and reports for chronic conditions and other health-related impacts.

(9)  Identifying the gaps between what currently exists and the model output.

(10)  Recommending the organizational structure responsible for the oversight function and mandatory reporting requirements.

(11)  Collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop protocols for the department of health and human services to educate and provide guidelines for physicians and other advanced health care practitioners to identify and evaluate appropriate diagnostic screening tests to assess health effects from exposure to emerging contaminants.

(12)  Collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop protocols for programs to streamline education and outreach to health care providers about how to implement the guidelines specified in subparagraph (11).  The protocols shall include education relative to methods to reduce further exposures and to eliminate the contaminants, if effective methods are available.

(b)  The commission shall solicit information from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

IV.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V.  The commission shall submit an interim report of its findings on November 1, 2017, and a final report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

166:3  Repeal.  RSA 126-A:73, relative to the commission to study environmentally-triggered chronic illness, is repealed.

166:4  Effective Date.

I.  Section 3 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 28, 2017

Effective Date:

I. Section 3 effective November 1, 2018

II. Remainder effective June 28, 2017

Links

HB511 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 27, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB511 Revision: 305 Date: June 29, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
HB511 Revision: 306 Date: June 1, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
HB511 Revision: 307 Date: April 28, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
HB511 Revision: 308 Date: March 30, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
HB511 Revision: 309 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 16
Feb. 8, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/08/2017 11:00 AM LOB 205
March 1, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/01/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205
Feb. 28, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/28/2017 09:00 AM LOB 205
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0554h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 14 P. 16
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0554h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 34
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0554h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 34
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9
April 18, 2017 Hearing: 04/18/2017, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 19
April 27, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1462s, 04/27/2017; SC 20
April 27, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1462s, AA, VV; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
April 27, 2017 Sen. Soucy Floor Amendment # 2017-1547s, AA, VV; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
April 27, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendments 2017-1462s and 2017-1547s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
June 1, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1462s and 1547s (Rep. Kotowski): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 3
June 8, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20
June 8, 2017 Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9
June 28, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2017; Chapter 166; Sec. 3 eff 11/01/18 Rem eff 06/28/17