Bill Details - SB161 (2017)

SB 161  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0982

01/04

 

SENATE BILL 161

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to evaluate the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care and support services for aging adults with dementia or other cognitive brain injuries.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to evaluate the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care and support services for aging adults with dementia or other cognitive brain injuries.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0982

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to evaluate the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care and support services for aging adults with dementia or other cognitive brain injuries.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission to Evaluate the Direct Care Workforce and Preparedness of Long-term Care and Support Services for Aging Adults with Dementia or Other Cognitive Brain Injuries.  Amend RSA 151-E by inserting after section 20 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Evaluate the Direct Care Workforce and Preparedness of Long-term Care and Support Services for Aging Adults with Dementia or Other Cognitive Brain Injuries

151-E:21  Commission to Evaluate the Direct Care Workforce and Preparedness of Long-term Care and Support Services for Aging Adults with Dementia or Other Cognitive Brain Injuries.

I.  There is established a commission to evaluate the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care and support services for aging adults with dementia or other cognitive brain injuries.

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

(1)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(2)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

(4)  A representative of the Alzheimer's Association, appointed by the president of the senate.

(5)  A representative of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Association of Retired people (AARP), appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(6)  A representative of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, appointed by the association.

(7)  One representative of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, appointed by the association.

(8)  A representative of a long-term care facility, appointed by the governor.

(9)  The long-term care ombudsman, or designee.

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

II.(a)  The commission shall study the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care facilities to provide long-term care services and supports to the growing population of aging consumers with dementia and other cognitive brain injuries.  Specifically, the commission's study shall include, but not be limited to:

(1)  Assessing the current direct care workforce data and establishing recommendations for improvement.

(2)  Assessing the infrastructure for supporting the efficient provision of long-term services and support mechanisms for ensuring quality.

(3)  Assessing the current training and credentialing infrastructure and making any recommendations for strengthening the current system, including strategies for increasing the professionalism of the work force.

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

III.  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 senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

IV.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before December 1, 2017.

2  Repeal.  RSA 151-E:21, relative to a commission to evaluate the direct care workforce and preparedness of long-term care and support services for aging adults with dementia or other cognitive brain injuries, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect December 1, 2017.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5
March 14, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/14/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 14
March 20, 2017 Hearing: 03/20/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 15
March 29, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0975s, 03/29/2017; SC 16
March 29, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-0975s, AA, VV; 03/29/2017; SJ 11
March 29, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0975s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/29/2017; SJ 11
March 23, 2017 Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 11 P. 27
April 19, 2017 Public Hearing: 04/19/2017 10:15 AM LOB 205
April 25, 2017 Executive Session: 04/25/2017 09:30 AM LOB 205
May 4, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1524h for 05/04/2017 (Vote 22-0; CC) HC 22 P. 5
May 4, 2017 Amendment # 2017-1524h: AA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 5
May 4, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1524h: MA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 5
May 11, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1837e: AA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 9
May 18, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1837e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/18/2017); SJ 18
June 1, 2017 Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127
May 31, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 16, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 06/16/2017; Chapter 0152
Dec. 1, 2017 I. Section 2 Effective 12/01/2017
June 16, 2017 II. Remainder Effective 06/16/2017

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 20, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 19, 2017 House Hearing
April 25, 2017 House Exec Session
May 4, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB161 Revision: 1686 Date: June 19, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
SB161 Revision: 1687 Date: May 24, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
SB161 Revision: 1688 Date: May 5, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
SB161 Revision: 1689 Date: March 29, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
SB161 Revision: 1690 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:33 p.m.