Bill Details - HB422 (2019)

HB 422 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0605

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 422

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures performed in teaching hospitals.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a physician or surgeon or a student undertaking a course of professional instruction from performing a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious female patient unless such examination is within the scope of care for the surgical procedure.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0605

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures performed in teaching hospitals.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Physicians and Surgeons; Certain Examination Prohibited.  Amend RSA 329 by inserting after section 1-d the following new section:

329:1-e  Pelvic Examination on Anesthetized or Unconscious Female Patient Prohibited.  A physician and surgeon or a student undertaking a course of professional instruction or a clinical training program, shall not perform a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious female patient unless the patient gave informed consent to the pelvic examination, or the performance of a pelvic examination is within the scope of care for the surgical procedure or diagnostic examination to be performed on the patient or, in the case of an unconscious patient, the pelvic examination is required for diagnostic purposes.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 13
Jan. 17, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/17/2019 11:00 am LOB 205
Jan. 29, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/29/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205
Feb. 12, 2019 Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 12, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-1; CC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 13 P. 10
Feb. 27, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 29, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB422 Revision: 4620 Date: Jan. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m.