Bill Details - HB739 (2019)

HB 739 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0793

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 739

 

AN ACT requiring parity in the spend-down requirements for mental health and medical expenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Stack, Hills. 21; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires parity between mental health services and medical expenses for purposes of the spend-down requirement for persons receiving assistance.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0793

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT requiring parity in the spend-down requirements for mental health and medical expenses.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Parity for Mental Health and Medical Expenses Required.  Amend RSA 167 by inserting after section 4-d the following new section:

167:4-e  Parity for Mental Health and Medical Expenses Required.  The spend-down requirements for clients eligible for services under this chapter shall be the same for mental health services and medical expenses.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 24, 2019 Late Drafting and Introduction Approved by Rules Committee 01/24/2019 HJ 3 P. 28
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 28
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 11:00 am LOB 302
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 08:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
Retained in Committee

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB739 Revision: 5266 Date: Jan. 29, 2019, 8:49 a.m.