Bill Details - HB555 (2019)

HB 555-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0455

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 555-FN

 

AN ACT relative to shaken baby syndrome.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Harb, Rock. 14; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0455

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to shaken baby syndrome.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Health Facility Licensure; Information on Shaken Baby Syndrome Required.  Amend RSA 151 by inserting after section 2-g the following new section:

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.

2  New Paragraph; Child Day Care; Licensing Training on Shaken Baby Syndrome Required.  Amend RSA 170-E:8 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  As part of the licensure process under this chapter, day care providers shall be required to participate in training on shaken baby syndrome.

3  New Subparagraph; Rulemaking; Training on Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Amend RSA 170-E:11, I by inserting after subparagraph (m) the following new subparagraph:

(n)  Procedures for training on shaken baby syndrome as required under RSA 170-E:8, V.

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

 

  LBAO

19-0455

1/3/19

 

HB 555-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to shaken baby syndrome.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$34,300

$68,860

$69,130

$69,400

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

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:  

 

 

FY 2020

(6 Months)

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Salary (3% increase yearly)

 $       2,850

 $       5,870

 $       6,050

 $       6,230

Benefits (3% increase yearly)

 $       1,450

 $       2,990

 $       3,080

 $       3,170

Curriculum

 $     30,000

 $     60,000

 $     60,000

 $     60,000

     Total:

 $     34,300

 $     68,860

 $     69,130

 $     69,400

 

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Docket

Date Status
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
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. 11
Feb. 27, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 18

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 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

HB555 Revision: 4824 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:07 p.m.