Bill Details - SB26 (2019)

SB 26 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/14/2019   0203s

2019 SESSION

19-0859

01/04

 

SENATE BILL 26

 

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire health care quality assurance commission.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Woods, Merr. 23; Rep. Fothergill, Coos 1; Rep. Nutter-Upham, Hills. 33

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the name of the New Hampshire health care quality assurance commission to the New Hampshire health care quality and safety commission.  This bill also removes the prospective repeal of the commission.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/14/2019   0203s 19-0859

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire health care quality assurance commission.

 

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

 

1  New Hampshire Health Care Quality Assurance Commission; Name Change.  Amend the chapter heading of RSA 151-G to read as follows:

NEW HAMPSHIRE HEALTH CARE QUALITY [ASSURANCE]

AND SAFETY COMMISSION

2  Commission Established.  Amend RSA 151-G:1, II to read as follows:

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One representative of each [acute care] hospital in New Hampshire, licensed under RSA 151, nominated by the hospital and appointed by the governor.

(b)  One representative of each freestanding ambulatory surgical center in New Hampshire, nominated by the ambulatory surgical center and appointed by the governor.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(d)  The state epidemiologist, department of health and human services.

(e)  The chief executive officer of the New Hampshire hospital, or designee.

(f)  Three members-at-large, one member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one member appointed by the president of the senate, and one member appointed by the governor.

3  Chair; Vice-Chair.  Amend RSA 151-G:3 to read as follows:

151-G:3  Chair; Vice-Chair[; Secretary].  The members of the commission shall elect a chair[,] and vice-chair[, and secretary] from among the members at the first meeting.  The term of the chair[,] and vice-chair[, and secretary] shall be [one year] 2 years and until successors are elected.  The chair shall be responsible for the orderly proceedings of the commission meetings and for compliance with mandates of this chapter.  The vice-chair shall serve in the absence of the chair.  [The duty of the secretary shall be to keep minutes necessary to comply with the reporting requirement of this chapter.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section and the commission shall meet at least quarterly on dates set by the chair.]

4  Confidentiality.  Amend RSA 151-G:5 to read as follows:

151-G:5  Confidentiality.  All information of any type submitted to or collected by the commission, including, but not limited to, written, oral, and electronic information; records and proceedings of the commission, including, but not limited to, oral testimony and discussions, notes, minutes, summaries, analyses, and reports; and information disseminated by the commission or its members to [acute care] hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, shall be confidential and privileged and shall be protected from direct or indirect means of discovery, subpoena, or admission into evidence in any judicial, administrative, or other type of proceeding.  The provision of information to the commission and the dissemination of information by the commission shall not be deemed to void, waive, or impair in any manner the confidentiality protection of this section or which the information may have under any other law or regulation.  However, information, documents, or records otherwise available from original sources shall not be construed as immune from discovery or use in any civil or administrative action merely because they were presented to the commission.  Furthermore, any person who supplies information to or testifies before the commission shall not be immune from discovery in such civil or administrative action because the information or testimony was presented to the commission, but such witness shall not be asked about and shall not provide information about his or her testimony before this commission or opinions formed by him or her as a result of commission participation.

5  Repeal.  2005, 157:3, as amended by 2010, 98:3, 2015, 276:256, and 2016, 167:1, relative to the prospective repeal of the New Hampshire health care quality assurance commission, is repealed.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 4
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 4
Jan. 23, 2019 Hearing: 01/23/2019, Room 101, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 7
Feb. 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0203s, 02/07/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0203s, 02/14/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0203s, AA, VV; 02/14/2019; SJ 5
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0203s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/14/2019; SJ 5
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB26 Revision: 4701 Date: Jan. 14, 2019, 10:03 a.m.
SB26 Revision: 4727 Date: Jan. 14, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
SB26 Revision: 5328 Date: Feb. 14, 2019, 12:46 p.m.