Bill Details - SB488 (2018)

CHAPTER 266

SB 488 - FINAL VERSION

 

2May2018... 1665h

2018 SESSION

18-2916

10/01

 

SENATE BILL 488

 

AN ACT relative to licensure of health care professionals employed at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. R. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill suspends New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for certain physicians, physician assistants, and nurses employed by the United States Department of Veterans Administration.

 

This bill also changes the reporting date of the state veterans' advisory committee.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

2May2018... 1665h 18-2916

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to licensure of health care professionals employed at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

 

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

 

266:1  New Section; Physicians Employed by the USDVA; Suspension of Licensing Requirements.  Amend RSA 329 by inserting after section 23 the following new section:

329:23-a  License Requirements Suspended; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

I.  New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for physicians are hereby suspended for those physicians from other states or countries who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients of the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) at licensed medical facilities outside of the Manchester VAMC, provided that such physicians are acting within the scope of their employment at the VAMC and possess a current medical license in good standing in their respective state or country of licensure.

II.  The acting director of the Manchester VAMC shall submit to the executive director of the New Hampshire office of professional licensure and certification, or designee, a list of all out-of-state or out-of-country physicians offering services in the state of New Hampshire.

III.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt or supplant an individual licensed medical facility's policies regarding the emergency credentialing of physicians or any other medical personnel.

266:2  New Section; Physician Assistants Employed by USDVA; Suspension of Licensing Requirements.  Amend RSA 328-D by inserting after section 2 the following new section:

328-D:2-a  Licensure Requirements Suspended; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

I.  New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for physician assistants are hereby suspended for those physician assistants from other states or countries who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients of the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) at licensed medical facilities outside of the Manchester VAMC, provided that such physician assistants are acting within the scope of their employment at the VAMC and possess a current license in good standing in their respective state or country of licensure.

II.  The acting director of the Manchester VAMC shall submit to the executive director of the New Hampshire office of professional licensure and certification, or designee, a list of all out-of-state or out-of-country physician assistants offering services in the state of New Hampshire.

III.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt or supplant an individual licensed medical facility's policies regarding the emergency credentialing of physician assistants or any other medical personnel.

266:3  New Section; Nurses Employed by the USDVA; Suspension of Licensing Requirements.  Amend RSA 326-B by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

326-B:16-a  License Requirements Suspended; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

I.  New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for nurses are hereby suspended for those nurses from other states or countries who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients of the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) at licensed medical facilities outside of the Manchester VAMC, provided that such nurses are acting within the scope of their employment at the VAMC and possess a current medical license in good standing in their respective state or country of licensure.

II.  The acting director of the Manchester VAMC shall submit to the executive director of the New Hampshire office of professional licensure and certification, or designee, a list of all out-of-state or out-of-country nurses offering services in the state of New Hampshire.

III.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt or supplant an individual licensed medical facility's policies regarding the emergency credentialing of nurses or any other medical personnel.

266:4  State Veterans' Advisory Committee; Report.  Amend RSA 115-A:8, III to read as follows:

III.  The committee shall issue [biannual] an annual [reports] report of its actions, findings, and recommendations on [May] October 1 [and November 1] of each year to the speaker of the house, the president of the senate, the governor and council, and all veterans' organizations in the state.

266:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 14, 2018

Effective Date: June 14, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Jan. 25, 2018 Hearing: 01/25/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 4
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/01/2018; SC 5
Feb. 1, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 52
April 4, 2018 ==ROOM CHANGE== Public Hearing: 04/04/2018 10:00 AM LOB 306-308
April 4, 2018 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/04/2018 LOB 306
April 24, 2018 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1665h (Vote 14-4; RC)
May 2, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1665h for 05/02/2018 (Vote 14-4; RC) HC 17 P. 17
May 2, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1665h: AA VV 05/02/2018
May 2, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1665h: MA VV 05/02/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
June 14, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/14/2018; Chapter 0266; Effective 06/14/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 House Hearing
April 4, 2018 House Exec Session
April 24, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB488 Revision: 2819 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
SB488 Revision: 3706 Date: May 3, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
SB488 Revision: 3865 Date: May 11, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
SB488 Revision: 4180 Date: June 16, 2018, 9:04 a.m.