Bill Details - SB477 (2018)

CHAPTER 228

SB 477 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/01/2018   0306s

05/10/2018   1935EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-3017

01/10

 

SENATE BILL 477

 

AN ACT establishing a therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Kotowski, Merr. 24; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board which shall monitor and contribute to the oversight of the clinical, quality, and public health related matters of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law under RSA 126-X.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0306s

05/10/2018   1935EBA 18-3017

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board.

 

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

 

228:1  New Paragraph; Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Rules.  Amend RSA 126-X:6 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  The department shall adopt rules relative to the therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board's public hearing process pursuant to RSA 126-X:12, V.

228:2  New Section; Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board.  Amend RSA 126-X by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

126-X:12  Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board Established; Membership; Duties.

I.  There is hereby established the therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board which shall monitor and contribute to the oversight of the clinical, quality, and public health related matters of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes under this chapter.

II.  The board shall consist of the medical director, department of health and human services, or designee, a qualifying patient, appointed by the commissioner of the department, a clinical representative from an alternative treatment center, appointed by the commissioner, and 10 medical providers also appointed by the commissioner.  The medical provider members shall represent the following fields:

(a)  Neurology.

(b)  Pain management.

(c)  Oncology.

(d)  Psychiatry.

(e)  Pediatrics.

(f)  Family or internal medicine.

(g)  Obstetrics and gynecology.

(h)  Addiction.

(i)  Palliative care.

(j)  Physiatry/orthopedics.

III.  At its first meeting the board shall elect by majority vote a chairperson and an alternate.  A quorum shall consist of a majority of members.

IV.  The board shall convene at least 2 times per year to monitor and contribute to the oversight of the clinical, quality, and public health related matters of therapeutic cannabis under this chapter by:

(a)  Reviewing medical and scientific evidence pertaining to currently approved and additional qualifying conditions.

(b)  Reviewing laboratory results of required testing of cannabis cultivated and/or processed by an alternative treatment center and the use of pesticides on products under  RSA 126-X:6, III(a)(16).

(c)  Monitoring clinical outcomes.

(d)  Reviewing training protocols for dispensary staff based on models from other states.

(e)  Receiving updates from alternative treatment centers on effectiveness of various strains, types of cannabinoids, and different routes of administration for specific conditions.

(f)  Reviewing best practices for medical providers regarding provider education, certification of patients, and patient access to the program.

(g)  Reviewing any other clinical, quality, and public health related matter relative to use of cannabis under this chapter.

V.  The board may make recommendations to the commissioner to add or remove qualifying medical conditions under RSA 126-X:1, IX based on the findings pursuant to subparagraph IV(a) and after receiving input from the public through a public hearing process.  The commissioner may recommend legislation based on the board’s findings.

VI.  On or before January 1 of each year, the board shall make a report to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the oversight committee on health and human services established under RSA 126-A:13, the board of medicine, the board of nursing, and the therapeutic use of cannabis advisory council established in RSA 126-X:9.

228:3  Contingent Renumbering.  If SB 388 of the 2018 regular legislative session becomes law, RSA 126-X:6, IV, as inserted by section 1 of this act, shall be renumbered as RSA 126-X:6, V.

228:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2018

Effective Date: August 07, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Jan. 24, 2018 Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 4
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0306s, 02/01/2018; SC 5
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0306s, AA, VV; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
Feb. 1, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0306s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 7 P. 52
March 27, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 11:00 AM LOB 205
March 27, 2018 Executive Session: 03/27/2018 LOB 205
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 15-5; RC)
April 5, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05/2018 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 13 P. 7
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
April 5, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 15
April 5, 2018 Referred to Executive Departments and Administration 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 15
April 17, 2018 Public Hearing: 04/17/2018 10:15 AM LOB 306
April 24, 2018 Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 306
May 2, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/02/2018 (Vote 16-3; CC) HC 17 P. 6
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 16-3; CC)
May 2, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/02/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1935e: AA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1935e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
June 8, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2018; Chapter 0228; Effective 08/07/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2018 House Hearing
March 27, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 17, 2018 House Hearing
April 24, 2018 House Exec Session
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB477 Revision: 2873 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
SB477 Revision: 3035 Date: Feb. 1, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
SB477 Revision: 3716 Date: May 15, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
SB477 Revision: 4152 Date: June 13, 2018, 4:40 p.m.