SB378 (2018) Detail

Relative to an exemption from the board of registration of medical technicians.


SB 378-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2740

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 378-FN

 

AN ACT relative to an exemption from the board of registration of medical technicians.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Costable, Rock. 3; Rep. M. Moffett, Merr. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts certain health care facilities from the requirement of employing registered medical technicians.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2740

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to an exemption from the board of registration of medical technicians.

 

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

 

 

1  Board of Registration of Medical Technicians; Definitions.  Amend RSA 328-I:1, IV to read as follows:

IV.  "Health care facility'' means health care facilities licensed under RSA [151] 151:2, I(a) and (d).

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2740

12/1/17

 

SB 378-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to an exemption from the board of registration of medical technicians.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification states this bill would allow certain health care facilities to hire medical technician who are not licensed or certified.  The Office indicates there would be a decrease in general fund unrestricted revenue received from registration fees.  The Office does not have information on which to estimate the amount of such decrease.  There would be no corresponding decrease in expenditures since the Office's existing clerical staff provide support for multiple boards and any decrease in medical technician registrations would be small relative to the total workload.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services indicates this bill would exempt health care workers from registering as a medical technician.  The Department states the registration requirement places a financial burden on personal care workers in settings such as assisted living, home health care and community residences.  The Department assumes workers in these settings are not considered “medical technicians” and this bill would clarify that medical technicians are only those health care workers who work in settings such as hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.  The Department indicates the bill would have no fiscal impact on the Department.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Links

SB378 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 29, 2018 House Hearing
April 3, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB378 Revision: 2685 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Docket


April 19, 2018: Lay SB 378 on Table (Rep. McGuire): MA DV 306-15 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 30


April 19, 2018: Removed from Consent (Rep. P. Schmidt) 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)


April 19, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/19/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 15 P. 5


April 3, 2018: Executive Session: 04/03/2018 LOB 306


March 29, 2018: Public Hearing: 03/29/2018 10:45 AM LOB 306


March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 51


Feb. 1, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/01/2018; SJ 3


Feb. 1, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/01/2018; SC 5


Jan. 9, 2018: Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 48


Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1