SB151 (2018) Detail

Relative to arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts.


SB 151  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0858

05/01

 

SENATE BILL 151

 

AN ACT relative to arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a nursing facility from requiring that a patient sign a mandatory arbitration agreement.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0858

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Residential Care and Health Care Facility Licensing; Patients' Bill of Rights; Arbitration Agreements.  Amend RSA 151:21 by inserting after paragraph XXI the following new paragraph:

XXII.  The patient shall not be required to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as a precondition for medical treatment or admission to the facility.  Any such agreement shall be void and unenforceable.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

SB151 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 20, 2017 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB151 Revision: 2708 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Docket


Jan. 3, 2018: Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1


Jan. 3, 2018: Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 01/03/2018; SC 48


March 29, 2017: Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 03/29/2017; SJ 11


March 29, 2017: Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/29/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16


March 20, 2017: Hearing: 03/20/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 15


March 14, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/14/2017, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 14


Jan. 19, 2017: Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5