SB 378-FN - AS INTRODUCED
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
IV. "Health care facility'' means health care facilities licensed under RSA  151:2, I(a) and (d).
SB 378-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
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.
Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
|Jan. 9, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 1, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 29, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 3, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 19, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
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