SB473 (2018) Detail

(New Title) relative to employment contract restrictions upon certain health care providers.


CHAPTER 322

SB 473 - FINAL VERSION

 

2May2018... 1596h

05/23/2018   1998CofC

 

2018 SESSION

18-2754

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 473

 

AN ACT relative to employment contract restrictions upon certain health care providers.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. Souza, Hills. 43

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits contract provisions for practice by nurses and podiatrists that limit the ability of such professional to practice his or her profession in any geographic area after leaving a partnership, employment, or professional relationship.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 1596h

05/23/2018   1998CofC 18-2754

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to employment contract restrictions upon certain health care providers.

 

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

 

322:1  New Section; Nurse Practice Act; Contract Restrictions.  Amend RSA 326-B by inserting after section 45 the following new section:

326-B:45-a  Certain Contract Restrictions Upon Nurses Unenforceable.  Any contract or agreement which creates or established the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional relationship with a nurse licensed by the board to practice in this state, which includes any restriction to the right of such nurse to also practice in any geographic area for any period of time after the termination of such partnership, employment, or professional relationship shall be void and unenforceable with respect to said restriction; provided however, that nothing herein shall render void or unenforceable the remaining provision of any such contract or agreement.  The requirements of this section shall apply to new contracts or renewals of contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this section.

322:2  New Section; Podiatry; Contract Restrictions.  Amend RSA 315 by inserting after section 17 the following new section:

315:18  Certain Contract Restrictions Upon Podiatrists Unenforceable.  Any contract or agreement which creates or established the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional relationship with a podiatrist licensed by the board to practice in this state, which includes any restriction to the right of such podiatrist to also practice podiatry in any geographic area for any period of time after the termination of such partnership, employment, or professional relationship shall be void and unenforceable with respect to said restriction; provided however, that nothing herein shall render void or unenforceable the remaining provision of any such contract or agreement.  The requirements of this section shall apply to new contracts or renewals of contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this section.

322:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date: June 25, 2018

Links

SB473 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 17, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB473 Revision: 4256 Date: June 27, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
SB473 Revision: 3944 Date: May 23, 2018, 1:02 p.m.
SB473 Revision: 3667 Date: May 2, 2018, 1:52 p.m.
SB473 Revision: 2821 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Docket


June 25, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0322; Effective 06/25/2018


June 25, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0322; Effective 06/25/2018 SC 27


May 23, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18


May 23, 2018: Enrolled 05/23/2018


May 23, 2018: Conference Committee Report # 2018-1998c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18


May 23, 2018: Conference Committee Report 1998c: Adopted, VV 05/23/2018


May 17, 2018: Conference Committee Report # 2018-1998c Filed 05/17/2018; As Amended by the House


May 15, 2018: Committee of Conference Meeting: 05/15/2018, 12:00 pm, Room 103, LOB


May 10, 2018: Speaker Appoints: Reps. Hunt, Butler, Plumer, Schwaegler 05/10/2018


May 10, 2018: House Accedes to Senate Request for CofC (Rep. Hunt): MA VV 05/10/2018


May 10, 2018: President Appoints: Senators Gray, Avard, Fuller Clark; 05/10/2018; SJ 17


May 10, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved Nonconcur with the House Amendment; Requests C of C, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17


May 2, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1596h: MA VV 05/02/2018


May 2, 2018: Amendment # 2018-1596h: AA VV 05/02/2018


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1596h (NT) (Vote 13-6; RC)


May 2, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1596h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 13-6; RC) HC 17 P. 12


April 17, 2018: Executive Session: 04/17/2018 01:30 PM LOB 302


April 11, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/11/2018 01:45 PM LOB 302


April 4, 2018: Public Hearing: 04/04/2018 11:00 AM LOB 302


March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 7 P. 52


Feb. 15, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4


Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2018; SC 7


Jan. 11, 2018: Hearing: 01/11/2018, Room 102, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 2


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