SB88 (2019) Detail

Relative to registry identification cards under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.


CHAPTER 344

SB 88-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

03/07/2019   0606s

03/21/2019   1210s

23May2019... 1667h

 

2019 SESSION

19-0830

01/04

 

SENATE BILL 88-FN

 

AN ACT relative to registry identification cards under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes certain changes in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law, including eliminating the time frame for a provider-patient relationship.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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   0606s

03/21/2019   1210s

23May2019... 1667h 19-0830

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to registry identification cards under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.

 

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

 

344:1  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  "Provider-patient relationship" means [at least a 3-month] a medical relationship between a licensed provider and a patient that includes an in-person exam, a history, a diagnosis, and a treatment plan appropriate for the licensee's medical specialty.

344:2  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis; Definitions.  Amend RSA 126-X:1, XVII to read as follows:

XVII.  "Written certification" means documentation of a qualifying medical condition by a provider pursuant to rules adopted by the department pursuant to RSA 541-A for the purpose of issuing registry identification cards, after having completed a full assessment of the patient's medical history and current medical condition made in the course of a provider-patient relationship [of at least 3 months in duration.  The 3-month requirement for the provider-patient relationship required in this paragraph shall not apply if the provider issuing the written certification certifies that the onset of the patient's qualifying medical condition occurred within the past [3 months] and the certifying provider is primarily responsible for the patient's care related to his or her qualifying medical condition, or if the patient is enrolled in hospice care or is medically eligible for hospice care with a prognosis of 6 months or less but has chosen to seek palliative or curative treatment, or both].  The date of issuance and the patient's qualifying medical condition, symptoms or side effects, the certifying provider's name, medical specialty, and signature shall be specified on the written certification.

344:3  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis; Departmental Administration; Registry Identification Cards.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 126-X:4, VII(a) to read as follows:

(a)  The department shall track the number of qualifying patients who have designated each alternative treatment center and issue a [monthly] weekly written statement to the alternative treatment center identifying the number of qualifying patients who have designated that alternative treatment center along with the registry identification numbers of each qualifying patient and each qualifying patient's designated caregiver.

344:4  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis; Departmental Administration; Registry Identification Cards.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 126-X:4, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  In addition to the [monthly] weekly reports, the department shall also provide written notice to an alternative treatment center which identifies the names and registration identification numbers of a qualifying patient and his or her designated caregiver whenever any of the following events occur:

344:5  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis; Departmental Administration; Registry Identification Cards.  Amend RSA 126-X:4, IX(d) to read as follows:

(d)  If a qualifying patient notifies the department of a change in his or her designated caregiver and the prospective designated caregiver meets the requirements of this chapter, the department shall issue the designated caregiver a registry identification card within [50] 20 days of receiving the designated caregiver's application.

344:6  Repeal.  The following are repealed:

I.  RSA 126-X:4, I(c), relative to a photograph of the applicant's face.

II.  RSA 126-X:4, II(b), relative to a photograph of the applicant's face.

III.  RSA 126-X:4, IV(f), relative to a photograph of an applicant's face.

344:7  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: Enacted in accordance with Part II, Article 44 of N.H. Constitution, without signature of governor, September 19, 2019.

Effective Date: November 18, 2019

 

 

Links

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SB88 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 23, 2019 House Hearing
May 7, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB88 Revision: 6683 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
SB88 Revision: 6317 Date: June 14, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
SB88 Revision: 6060 Date: June 11, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
SB88 Revision: 5653 Date: April 2, 2019, 10:53 a.m.
SB88 Revision: 5502 Date: March 14, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
SB88 Revision: 5036 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Docket


Nov. 18, 2019: Law Without Signature 09/19/2019; Chapter 344; Effective 11/18/2019; Art 44, Pt II, NH Constitution


Sept. 19, 2019: Veto Overridden 09/19/2019: RC 238-117 by Required Two-Thirds Vote HJ 22 P. 11


Sept. 9, 2019: Notwithstanding the Governor's Veto, Shall SB 88 Become Law: RC 17Y-7N, Veto Overridden by necessary two-thirds vote; 09/09/2019; SJ 22


Sept. 19, 2019: Notwithstanding the Governor's Veto, Shall SB 88 Become Law: RC 17Y-7N, Veto Overridden by necessary two-thirds vote; 09/19/2019; SJ 22


July 12, 2019: Vetoed by Governor 07/12/2019


June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21


June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 53


June 13, 2019: Sen. Sherman Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/13/2019; SJ 20


May 23, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1667h: MA RC 263-90 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 35


May 23, 2019: Amendment # 2019-1667h: AA VV 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 35


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


May 23, 2019: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1667h for 05/23/2019 (Vote 18-3; RC) HC 25 P. 9


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1667h (Vote 18-3; RC)


May 7, 2019: Executive Session: 05/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 205


April 25, 2019: Division I Subcommittee Work Session: 04/25/2019 10:00 am LOB 104


April 23, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 205


March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 11 P. 72


March 21, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1210s, RC 17Y-7N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/21/2019; SJ 9


March 21, 2019: Sen. Gray Floor Amendment # 2019-1210s, AA, VV; 03/21/2019; SJ 9


March 21, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2019; SC 14


March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0606s: Sections 1-5 and 7, MA, VV, Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0606s: Sections 6 and 7, RC 16Y-8N, MA; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: The Chair ruled the Question Divisible; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Sen. Gray Moved to divide the Question on Ought to Pass as Amended # 2019-0606s: Sections 6 and 7; and Sections 1-5 and 7, 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0606s: Line 4 RC 9Y-15N, AF; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0606s: Lines 1 and 2, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: The Chair ruled the Question Divisible; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Sen. Feltes Moved to divide the Question on Committee Amendment # 2019-0606s: Lines 1 and 2; and Line 4; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0606s, 03/07/2019; SC 12


Feb. 5, 2019: Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 101, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 9


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 4