Bill Details - SB117 (2019)

SB 117  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0919

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 117

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures conducted in teaching hospitals.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0919

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures conducted 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, surgeon, or 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 and Human Services; SJ 4
March 12, 2019 Hearing: 03/12/2019, Room 101, LOB, 03:00 pm; SC 13
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/27/2019; SC 15
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/28/2019; SC 15
March 28, 2019 Sen. Hennessey Moved Laid on Table, RC 15Y-8N, MA; 03/28/2019; SJ 11
March 28, 2019 Pending Motion Rerefer to Committee; 03/28/2019; SJ 11

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 12, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB117 Revision: 5114 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 2:48 p.m.