SB334 (2018) Detail

(Second New Title) relative to temporary licensure of allied health professionals from nearby states, and reciprocal and temporary licensure for occupations and professions for persons from other states.


CHAPTER 283

SB 334-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

01/18/2018   0094s

02/22/2018   0610s

2May2018... 1607h

 

2018 SESSION

18-2809

10/05

 

SENATE BILL 334-FN

 

AN ACT relative to temporary licensure of allied health professionals from nearby states, and reciprocal and temporary licensure for occupations and professions for persons from other states.

 

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

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

01/18/2018   0094s

02/22/2018   0610s

2May2018... 1607h 18-2809

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to temporary licensure of allied health professionals from nearby states, and reciprocal and temporary licensure for occupations and professions for persons from other states.

 

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

 

283:1  New Paragraph; Allied Health Professionals; Rulemaking; Board of Directors; Temporary Licenses.  Amend RSA 328-F:13 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  Procedures, forms, and fees for temporary licensure pursuant to RSA 328-F:18, VI.

283:2  New Paragraph; Allied Health Professionals; Temporary Licenses.  Amend RSA 328-F:18 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

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.

283:3  New Section; Occupations and Professions; General Provisions; Reciprocal and Temporary Licenses.  Amend RSA 332-G by inserting after section 12 the following new section:

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.

283:4  Effective Date.  

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

Effective Date:

I. Section 3 shall take effect January 1, 2019.

II. Remainder shall take effect August 20, 2018.

 

 

Links

SB334 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
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
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB334 Revision: 4204 Date: June 25, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
SB334 Revision: 3834 Date: May 11, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
SB334 Revision: 3691 Date: May 8, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
SB334 Revision: 3107 Date: March 12, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
SB334 Revision: 2962 Date: Jan. 22, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
SB334 Revision: 2688 Date: Dec. 8, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

Docket


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