HB1471 (2018) Detail

(New Title) relative to telemedicine and establishing a committee to study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.


CHAPTER 267

HB 1471-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

8Feb2018... 0016h

21Mar2018... 1122h

2018 SESSION

18-2399

01/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1471-FN

 

AN ACT relative to telemedicine and establishing a committee to study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Migliore, Graf. 9; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the law relating to telemedicine services.  This bill also establishes a committee to study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Feb2018... 0016h

21Mar2018... 1122h 18-2399

01/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to telemedicine and establishing a committee to study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.

 

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

 

267:1  Telemedicine; Definitions.  Amend RSA 415-J:2, I to read as follows:

I.  "Distant site" means the location of the health care provider delivering services through telemedicine at the time the services are provided.

I-a.  "Health benefit policy'' means any individual or group plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery, executed, or renewed in this state, including, but not limited to, those contracts executed by the state of New Hampshire on behalf of state employees under RSA 21-I, by an insurer.

267:2  New Paragraph; Telemedicine; Definitions.  Amend RSA 415-J:2 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  "Originating site" means the location of the patient, whether or not accompanied by a health care provider, at the time services are provided by a health care provider through telemedicine, including, but not limited to, a health care provider's office, a hospital, or a health care facility, or the patient's home or another nonmedical environment such as a school-based health center, a university-based health center, or the patient's workplace.

267:3  Coverage for Telemedicine Services.  Amend RSA 415-J:3, I to read as follows:

I.  It is the intent of the general court to recognize the application of telemedicine for covered services provided within the scope of practice of a physician or other health care provider as a method of delivery of medical care by which an individual at an originating site shall receive medical services which are clinically appropriate for delivery through telemedicine from a health care provider at a distant site without in-person contact with the provider.

267:4  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.

267:5  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, at least one of whom shall be a member of the commerce and consumer affairs committee and one of whom shall be from the health, human services and elderly affairs committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

267:6  Duties.  The committee shall study health care reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth.  The committee shall solicit information and testimony from any individual or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

267:7  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

267:8  Report.  The committee shall report 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.

267:9  Effective Date.

I.  Sections 1-3 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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

 

Approved: June 18, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Sections 1-3 shall take effect August 17, 2018.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 18, 2018.

 

 

Links

HB1471 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Hearing
March 13, 2018 House Hearing
March 14, 2018 House Hearing
March 15, 2018 House Exec Session
March 21, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 3, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 12, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1471 Revision: 4189 Date: June 20, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
HB1471 Revision: 3429 Date: April 12, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
HB1471 Revision: 3291 Date: April 2, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
HB1471 Revision: 3041 Date: Feb. 26, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
HB1471 Revision: 1859 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 12
Jan. 10, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/10/2018 10:00 AM LOB 205
Jan. 16, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/16/2018 09:00 AM LOB 205
Jan. 25, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 01/25/2018 09:00 AM LOB 205
Jan. 25, 2018 Executive Session: 01/25/2018 LOB 205
Feb. 7, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0016h for 02/07/2018 (Vote 17-4; RC) HC 5 P. 23
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0016h (Vote 17-4; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 8, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0016h: AA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 44
Feb. 8, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0016h: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 44
Feb. 8, 2018 Referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 44
March 6, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 03/06/2018 10:15 AM LOB 302
March 6, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2018 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 13, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 03/13/2018 10:15 AM LOB 302
March 13, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 03/13/2018 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 14, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/14/2018 10:15 AM LOB 302
March 14, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/14/2018 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 15, 2018 Executive Session: 03/15/2018 12:00 PM LOB 302
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1122h (NT) (Vote 16-0; CC)
March 21, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1122h (NT) for 03/21/2018 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 11 P. 3
March 21, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1122h: AA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 2
March 21, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1122h: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 2
March 22, 2018 Introduced 03/22/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 11
April 4, 2018 Hearing: 04/04/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 15
April 3, 2018 Hearing: 04/03/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 15
April 12, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/12/2018; SC 16
April 12, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
June 18, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/18/2018; Chapter 267; I. Sections 1-3 eff. 8/17/2018; II. Rem. eff. 6/18/2018