HB118 (2019) Detail

(New Title) relative to notifying a child's primary health care provider of a report of abuse or neglect.


CHAPTER 45

HB 118 - FINAL VERSION

 

19Mar2019... 0556h

2019 SESSION

19-0031

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 118

 

AN ACT relative to notifying a child's primary health care provider of a report of  abuse or neglect.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Fothergill, Coos 1; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs the department of health and human services to develop a methodology for notifying the child's primary health care provider of a report of abuse and neglect, and clarifies immunity and confidentiality requirements in such cases.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0556h 19-0031

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to notifying a child's primary health care provider of a report of  abuse or neglect.

 

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

 

45:1  Child Protection Act; Reporting Law; Immunity From Liability.  Amend RSA 169-C:31 to read as follows:

169-C:31  Immunity From Liability.  Anyone participating in good faith in the making of a report pursuant to this chapter or who provides information or assistance, including medical evaluations or consultations, in connection with a report, investigation, or legal intervention pursuant to a good faith report of child abuse or neglect, is immune from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.  Any such participant has the same immunity with respect to participation in any investigation by the department or judicial proceeding resulting from such report.

45:2  New Paragraph; Child Protection Act; Reporting Law; Duties of the Department; Notice to Child's Primary Health Care Provider.  Amend RSA 169-C:34 by inserting after paragraph VII the following new paragraph:

VIII.  The department shall develop a methodology to notify the child’s primary health care provider regarding the nature of the investigation in those cases in which the investigation has identified the primary health care provider.

45:3  New Subparagraph; Case Record Confidentiality; Primary Health Care Provider Access.  Amend RSA 170-G:8-a, II(b) by inserting after subparagraph (4) the following new subparagraph:

(5)  The child's primary health care provider.

45:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

 

Approved: June 05, 2019

Effective Date: January 01, 2020

Links

HB118 at GenCourtMobile
HB118 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 25, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB118 Revision: 6220 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
HB118 Revision: 5775 Date: April 25, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
HB118 Revision: 5610 Date: March 20, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
HB118 Revision: 4340 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 15, 2019 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/15/2019 11:00 am LOB 206
Feb. 12, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 206
Feb. 19, 2019 Executive Session: 02/19/2019 01:00 pm LOB 206
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0556h (NT) (Vote 15-2; RC)
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0556h (NT) for 03/19/2019 (Vote 15-2; RC) HC 16 P. 17
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 19, 2019 Lay on Table (Rep. Camarota): MF DV 127-222 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 52
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0556h (NT): AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 51
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0556h (NT): MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 51
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 12
April 9, 2019 Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am; SC 17
April 25, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/25/2019; SC 19
April 25, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/25/2019; SJ 14
May 2, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 05/02/2019); SJ 16
May 8, 2019 Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 100
June 5, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/05/2019; Chapter 45; Eff: 01/01/2020