Bill Details - SB486 (2018)

CHAPTER 147

SB 486 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/15/2018   0513s 18-2979

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 486

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study enhancing the prescription drug donation program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Carson, Merr. 7; Rep. Soucy, Merr. 16; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study enhancing the program of donating, accepting, and redispensing unused drugs established in RSA 318:58.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0513s 18-2979

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study enhancing the prescription drug donation program.

 

 

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

 

147:1  New Section; Commission to Study Enhancing the Program of Donating, Accepting, and Redispensing Unused Drugs.  Amend RSA 318 by inserting after section 58 the following new section:

318:58-a  Commission to Study Enhancing the Program of Donating, Accepting, and Redispensing Unused Drugs.  

I.  There is established a commission to study enhancing the program of donating, accepting, and redispensing unused drugs, established under RSA 318:58.

(a)  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(2)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(3)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(4)  The executive director of the New Hampshire Pharmacists Association, or designee.

(5)  The executive director of the New Hampshire Providers Association, or designee.

(6)  The executive director of  AARP New Hampshire, or designee.

(7)  A member of the New Hampshire High Tech Council's BioTech/MedTech Cluster, appointed by the council.

(8)  A public member with experience providing access to affordable prescription drugs in under served communities, appointed by the governor.

(b)  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

II.(a)  The commission shall:

(1)  Review the effectiveness of the program established under RSA 318:58, including, but not limited to, cost-savings to New Hampshire in terms of reduced Medicaid expenses for prescription drugs and medical devices, how many people have benefited from the program, whether it has increased affordability of prescription drugs and medical devices, and whether or not low-income persons, including seniors on fixed incomes benefit from the program;

(2)  Review other state’s drug donation programs, including Iowa’s drug donation program, which is considered one of the most effective drug donation programs in the country;

(3)  Recommend changes to enhance the program under RSA 318:58, including how to reduce New Hampshire’s Medicaid prescription drug and medical device costs and how to reach and provide more affordable access to prescription drugs and medical devices to more low-income persons, including seniors on fixed incomes; and

(4)  Recommend the funding which may be needed in the next legislative budget should the general court choose to fund a coordination role for the department of health and human services.

(b)  The commission may solicit input from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

III.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

IV.  The commission shall make a report, together with its findings and recommendations for legislation, on or before November 30, 2018 to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor,  the chairs of the senate and house finance committees, the chairs of the senate and house committees having jurisdiction over health and human services, and the state library.

147:2  Repeal.  RSA 318:58-a, relative to a commission to study enhancing the program of donating, accepting, and redispensing unused drugs, is repealed.

147:3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 30, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 30, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect November 30, 2018

II. Remainder shall take effect May 30, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Feb. 6, 2018 Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 6
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0513s, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0511s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0513s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018;
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0513s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 7 P. 52
April 4, 2018 Public Hearing: 04/04/2018 01:00 PM LOB 205
April 17, 2018 Executive Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 205
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-2; CC)
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/26/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 16 P. 6
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/26/2018
May 3, 2018 Enrolled 05/03/2018
May 3, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/03/2018); SJ 17
May 30, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 05/30/2018; Chapter 0147
Nov. 30, 2018 I. Section 2 Effective 11/30/2018
May 30, 2018 II. Remainder Effective 05/30/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB486 Revision: 2815 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
SB486 Revision: 3074 Date: Feb. 15, 2018, 7:55 p.m.
SB486 Revision: 3621 Date: April 26, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
SB486 Revision: 4073 Date: June 4, 2018, 9:46 a.m.