SB 334-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 334-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Hansen, Hills. 22; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill allows persons licensed for certain allied health professions in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, or Vermont to be granted a temporary license to practice in this state while applying for regular licensure. The bill also requires boards and commissions of regulated occupations and professions to allow for reciprocal and temporary licensure for an applicant for full licensure for 120 days while awaiting a determination for such licensure.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
2May2018... 1607h 18-2809
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
V. Procedures, forms, and fees for temporary licensure pursuant to RSA 328-F:18, VI.
VI. Occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, recreational therapists, speech pathologists, respiratory care practitioners, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants from the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and Vermont, who are currently licensed, shall be eligible for temporary licensure for 120 days while the person makes application for licensure to the respective governing board under this chapter. An applicant for temporary licensure to practice, who is currently licensed or certified in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, or Vermont, shall:
(a) Hold an active unencumbered license; and
(b) Have committed no acts or omissions which are grounds for disciplinary action in another jurisdiction, or, if such acts have been committed, would be grounds for disciplinary action.
332-G:13 Reciprocal and Temporary Licenses.
I. Any board or commission regulating an occupation or profession which is a member of an interstate licensure compact, or which has, in statute or by administrative rules, a procedure for reciprocity or temporary licensure for individuals from other states, need not comply with this section for any license or certificate issued by the board or commission.
II. Any board or commission may determine that another state’s licensure is not comparable to New Hampshire’s in education, training, experience, or scope of practice, and if so shall publish this determination on its website. An individual from such other state possessing such a license shall not be granted temporary or reciprocal licensure under this section.
III. A person applying for a temporary license shall present to the office of professional licensure and certification:
(a) A current equivalent license from another jurisdiction in the United States.
(b) A statement of good standing from the licensing authority.
(c) Authorization for a criminal history records check, if required.
(d) A completed application.
(e) A certification that the person has committed no acts or omissions which are grounds for disciplinary action in another jurisdiction, or, if such acts have been committed, would be grounds for disciplinary action.
(f) Other information specifically required by the board.
(g) Payment of a fee, not to exceed $100.
IV. After verifying the completeness of the application and information under paragraph III, the office of professional licensure and certification shall issue a temporary license valid for 120 days. No more than one temporary license shall be issued to any individual.
V. The board or commission shall review the application and information, prior to the expiration date of the temporary license. The board or commission shall issue a full-term New Hampshire license upon payment by the temporary license holder of the applicable license fee, unless the board or commission determines that the information shows that the individual does not qualify for such license. If the disqualification is due to state requirements that are not comparable, this determination shall be published as provided in paragraph II. Upon a determination of disqualification, the board or commission shall identify the disqualification in writing, which shall invalidate the temporary license.
I. Section 3 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2019.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: June 21, 2018
I. Section 3 shall take effect January 1, 2019.
II. Remainder shall take effect August 20, 2018.
|Jan. 9, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 27, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 24, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|May 2, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
Aug. 20, 2018: II. Remainder Effective 08/20/2018 SC 27
Jan. 1, 2019: I. Section 03 Effective 01/01/2019 SC 27
June 21, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/21/2018; Chapter 0283 SC 27
May 23, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018: Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 10, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, RC 12Y-10N, MA; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 2, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1607h: MA VV 05/02/2018
May 2, 2018: Amendment # 2018-1607h: AA DV 239-90 05/02/2018
: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1227h (NT)
: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1607h (NT) (Vote 11-8; RC)
May 2, 2018: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1607h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 17 P. 16
April 24, 2018: Executive Session: 04/24/2018 11:00 AM LOB 306
April 17, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/17/2018 02:00 PM LOB 306
April 10, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/10/2018 09:00 AM LOB 308
March 27, 2018: ==ROOM CHANGE== Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 02:00 PM LOB 203
March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 50
Feb. 22, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0610s, RC 14Y-8N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
Feb. 22, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0610s, RC 13Y-9N, AA; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
Feb. 22, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0610s, 02/22/2018; SC 8
Jan. 18, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0094s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018: Pending Motion Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0094s; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0094s, AA, VV; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0094s, 01/18/2018; SC 3
Jan. 9, 2018: Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 48
Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1