HB 555-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 555-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Harb, Rock. 14; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill requires hospitals to provide new parents with information on shaken baby syndrome. This bill also requires day care providers to participate in training for shaken baby syndrome as part of the licensure process.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
151:2-h Information on Shaken Baby Syndrome Required. Every facility licensed as a hospital under RSA 151:2, I(a) that discharges a newborn child shall request that each maternity patient and father of a newborn child, if available, view a video presentation and read printed materials, approved by the department of health and human services, on the dangers of shaking infants and children, the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome, the dangers associated with rough handling or the striking of an infant, safety measures which can be taken to prevent sudden infant death, and the dangers associated with infants sleeping in the same bed with other children or adults. After viewing the presentation and reading the materials or upon a refusal to do so, the hospital shall request that the mother and father, if available, sign a form stating that he or she has viewed and read or refused to view and read the presentation and materials. Such presentation, materials, and forms may be provided by the department.
V. As part of the licensure process under this chapter, day care providers shall be required to participate in training on shaken baby syndrome.
(n) Procedures for training on shaken baby syndrome as required under RSA 170-E:8, V.
HB 555-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires hospitals to provide new parents with information on shaken baby syndrome, and requires day care providers to participate in training on shaken baby syndrome as part of the licensure process. Although the bill does not directly impose any requirements on the Department of Health and Human Services, it does state that informational and other materials supplied to parents by hospitals may be provided by the Department. The Department assumes that it will be responsible for providing said materials as well for training hospital personnel, and will do so as part of an amended contract with the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Injury Prevention Center (IPC). Assuming 12,000 children born per year in the state, a $5 per kit curriculum cost, and .10 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee through the contract with the IPC, the bill's cost estimate is as follows:
Salary (3% increase yearly)
Benefits (3% increase yearly)
The Department states that as information on shaken baby syndrome is currently supplied for free to child care providers, and because such training is already a federal requirement, the part of the bill that pertains to day care providers will have no fiscal impact.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 19|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 11:00 am LOB 205|
|Jan. 29, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/29/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|Feb. 12, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 13 P. 11|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-1; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 18|