Bill Details - SB152 (2017)

SB 152  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0860

10/01

 

SENATE BILL 152

 

AN ACT relative to criminal history background checks for certain health care workers.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. S. Schmidt, Carr. 6; Rep. Fothergill, Coos 1

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for temporary employment in a residential care facility or as a licensed nursing assistant by persons awaiting the results of a criminal history background check.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0860

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to criminal history background checks for certain health care workers.

 

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

 

1  Residential Care and Health Facility Licensing; Employment.  Amend RSA 151:2-d, III to read as follows:

III.  The licensee or certificate holder shall submit the notarized criminal conviction record release authorization form to the division of state police after an applicant accepts a conditional offer of employment.  The licensee or certificate holder shall review the results of the criminal conviction record check before making a final offer of employment.  [An employee shall not begin work before the final offer of employment is made.]  Pending the results of the criminal conviction record check an employee may begin working provisionally if he or she is under the direct supervision of a licensed staff person and he or she has revealed no disqualifying criminal history on the notarized criminal conviction record release authorization form.  

2  Nurse Practice Act; Temporary Licensure.  Amend RSA 326-B:24 to read as follows:

326-B:24  Temporary Licenses; All Licensees.  

I.  The board may issue temporary licenses, as provided in [paragraph] paragraphs II and III, to applicants who meet entry level licensing requirements in the license category.  A temporary license shall expire on the date the board approves or denies the permanent license sought by the holder of the temporary license, or in 120 days, whichever is less.

II.  The following applicants for licensure as RNs or LPNs may be issued temporary licenses:

(a)  Unlicensed applicants for licensure under paragraph I and applicants for licensure under RSA 326-B who have met all requirements for licensure except that they have not yet taken the required examination or the results of the examination are not yet available to the board.

(b)  If they can demonstrate proficiency in English, currently foreign-licensed applicants for licensure under RSA 326-B who have met all requirements for licensure except that they have not yet taken the required examination or the results of the examination are not yet available to the board.

(c)  Applicants for licensure under RSA 326-B who have met all of the requirements of that paragraph and are awaiting the board's decision on their application for permanent licensure.

III.  Applicants for licensure as licensed nursing assistants shall be issued temporary licenses if they have passed the examination required under RSA 326-B:19 and are awaiting the results of the criminal history background check required under RSA 326-B:15, provided however that the applicant shall have passed a criminal history background check as part of a board-approved nursing assistant education program.

IV.  Applicants described in [paragraph] paragraphs II and III who have received temporary licenses shall practice only under the supervision of an RN currently licensed in New Hampshire.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5
Feb. 2, 2017 Hearing: 02/02/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 8
March 16, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0797s, 03/16/2017; SC 14
March 19, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-0797s, AA, VV; 03/19/2017; SJ 9
March 19, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0797s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/19/2017; SJ 9
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 10 P. 77
March 28, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205
April 4, 2017 Executive Session: 04/04/2017 10:30 AM LOB 205
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1283h for 04/20/2017 (Vote 18-1; CC) HC 20 P. 5
April 20, 2017 Amendment # 2017-1283h: AA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 6
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1283h: MA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 6
April 20, 2017 Referred to Executive Departments and Administration 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 6
May 2, 2017 Public Hearing: 05/02/2017 10:00 AM LOB 306
May 3, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 05/03/2017 09:30 AM LOB 306
May 16, 2017 Executive Session: 05/16/2017 10:30 AM LOB 306
June 1, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 06/01/2017 (Vote 13-0; CC) HC 26 P. 8
June 1, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 18
June 8, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 22, 2017 Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 23
June 22, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20
July 5, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 07/05/2017; Chapter 0202
June 30, 2019 I. Section 3 and 4 Effective 06/30/2019
Sept. 3, 2017 II. Remainder Effective 09/03/2017

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 2, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 16, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 28, 2017 House Hearing
April 4, 2017 House Exec Session
April 20, 2017 House Floor Vote
May 2, 2017 House Hearing
May 16, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB152 Revision: 1710 Date: July 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
SB152 Revision: 1711 Date: June 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
SB152 Revision: 1712 Date: May 3, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
SB152 Revision: 1713 Date: March 30, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
SB152 Revision: 1714 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.