Bill Details - SB273 (2019)

SB 273-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

03/14/2019   0859s

8May2019... 1423h

2019 SESSION

19-0847

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 273-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the board of nursing and establishing a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes changes to the regulation of nurses concerning fees for specialty certificates, references to advanced practice registered nurses, and changes of address requirements.  The bill also establishes a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/14/2019   0859s

8May2019... 1423h 19-0847

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the board of nursing and establishing a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

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

 

1  Fees; Charges.  Amend RSA 326-B:8, I to read as follows:

I.  The board shall charge fees for the issuance, renewal, and reinstatement of all licenses, specialty licenses, and specialty certificates authorized by this chapter.  [The board shall recover at least 125 percent of its direct expenses through licensee fees, fines, and administrative charges.]

2  Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.  Amend RSA 326-B:11, I to read as follows:

I.  Advanced practice registered nursing [by nurse practitioners] shall consist of a combination of knowledge and skills acquired in basic nursing education.  The APRN scope of practice, with or without compensation or personal profit, shall be limited to:

(a)  Performing acts of advanced assessment, diagnosing, prescribing, selecting, administering, and providing therapeutic measures and treatment regimes;

(b)  Obtaining consultation, planning, and implementing collaborative management, referral, or transferring the care of the client as appropriate; and

(c)  Providing such functions [common to a nurse practitioner] for which the APRN is educationally and experientially prepared and which are consistent with standards established by a national credentialing or certification body recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and approved by the board in the appropriate APRN role and specialty.

3  Obligations; Change of Name or Address.  Amend RSA 326-B:30, III to read as follows:

III.  Each licensee shall notify the board of a change of name or address [within 10 days].

4  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

5  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

6  Duties.  The committee shall study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

7  Chairperson; Meetings.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  

8  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

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

 

LBAO

19-0847

Amended 3/18/19

 

SB 273-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-0859s)

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

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

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.  This will have no impact on state, county, or local revenue or expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 4
Feb. 6, 2019 Hearing: 02/06/2019, Room 101, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 9
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0859s, 03/14/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 13
March 14, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0859s, AA, VV; 03/14/2019; SJ 8
March 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0859s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; SJ 8
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 11 P. 71
April 2, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Public Hearing: 04/02/2019 01:30 pm LOB 306
April 10, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 04/10/2019 09:00 am LOB 306
April 30, 2019 Executive Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 306
May 8, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1423h (NT) for 05/08/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 23
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1423h (Vote 19-0; CC)
May 8, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1423h (NT): AA VV 05/08/2019
May 8, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1423h (NT): MA VV 05/08/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 2, 2019 House Hearing
April 30, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 8, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB273 Revision: 5259 Date: Jan. 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
SB273 Revision: 5509 Date: March 21, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
SB273 Revision: 5883 Date: May 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.