Bill Details - SB119 (2019)

SB 119 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/07/2019   0738s

2019 SESSION

19-0873

01/04

 

SENATE BILL 119

 

AN ACT directing hospitals to develop an operational plan for the care of patients with dementia.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires hospitals licensed under RSA 151 to complete and implement an operational plan for the recognition and management of patients with dementia or delirium in acute-care settings.  Under this bill, each hospital shall keep the plan on file and make it available to the bureau of health facilities administration, department of health and human services, upon request.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2019   0738s 19-0873

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT directing hospitals to develop an operational plan for the care of patients with dementia.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Health Facilities Licensure; Hospital Dementia Operational Plan.  Amend RSA 151 by inserting after section 2-g the following new section:

151:2-h  Hospital Dementia Operational Plan Required.  

I.  Every facility licensed as a hospital under RSA 151:2, I(a) shall, not later than January 1, 2023, complete and implement an operational plan for the recognition and management of patients with dementia or delirium in acute-care settings.  The plan shall address the following recommendations:

(a)  Recognition of dementia and/or delirium.

(b)  Cognitive assessment.

(c)  Management and treatment in all relevant departments.

(d)  Development of a dementia-friendly environment.

(e)  Transfer or discharge procedures.

(f)  An annual hospital self-assessment.

(g)  Education and training of clinical and non-clinical staff.

II.  Hospitals shall keep the plan on file and make the plan available to the department of health and human services, bureau of health facilities administration upon request.

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
Jan. 29, 2019 Hearing: 01/29/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:50 pm; SC 8
Feb. 19, 2019 Hearing: 02/19/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:30 pm; SC 11
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0610s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0610s, AF, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019 Sen. Sherman Floor Amendment # 2019-0738s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0738s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB119 Revision: 5078 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
SB119 Revision: 5505 Date: March 8, 2019, 10:52 a.m.