HB 118 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 118
SPONSORS: Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Fothergill, Coos 1; Sen. Carson, Dist 14
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
(5) The child's primary health care provider.
Approved: June 05, 2019
Effective Date: January 01, 2020
|Jan. 15, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 19, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 9, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|April 25, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|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|