Revision: May 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
SB 273-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
SENATE BILL 273-FN
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
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.]
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.
III. Each licensee shall notify the board of a change of name or address [within 10 days].
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.
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.
SB 273-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-0859s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ X ] None
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.