HB1315 (2020) Detail

Relative to renewals of licenses of allied health professionals.










AN ACT relative to renewals of licenses of allied health professionals.


SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19


COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration






This bill changes the renewal procedure for 2-year licenses issued to allied health professionals from December 31 to the month of issuance of the applicant's original license.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty


AN ACT relative to renewals of licenses of allied health professionals.


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


1  Allied Health Professionals; Renewals.  Amend RSA 328-F:19 to read as follows:

328-F:19  Renewal.

I.  Initial licenses and renewals shall be valid for 2 years, except that timely and complete application for license renewal by eligible applicants shall continue the validity of the licenses being renewed until the governing board has acted on the renewal application.  Licenses issued pursuant to RSA 328-A, RSA 326-G, [and] RSA 326-J, [shall expire in even-numbered years and licenses issued pursuant to] RSA 326-C, RSA 326-E, RSA 326-F, and RSA 326-K shall expire [in odd-numbered years] on the last day of the month 2 years following the month in which the applicant's original license was issued.

II.  Each governing board shall renew the licenses of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application procedure.

III.  Applicants shall submit completed applications for renewal, the renewal fee, and any supporting documents required for renewal, on or before [December 1 of the renewal year.  Completed renewal applications submitted between December 2 and December 31 of the renewal year shall be accompanied by a late filing fee] the last day of the month of renewal.  Licenses shall lapse when completed renewal applications, the renewal fee, and any supporting documents have not been filed by [December 31 of the renewal year] the last day of the month of renewal, and their holders are not authorized to practice until the licenses have been reinstated.

IV.  The governing boards shall provide licensees[, on or before November 1 of their renewal years,] with materials needed to complete their renewal applications at least 2 months before the date of expiration of their licenses, but failure of any licensees to receive these materials shall not relieve them of the obligation to comply with the rules of the governing boards and this section.  Timeliness of submission of renewal applications shall be evidenced by:

(a)  For mailed applications, postmark [or,];

(b)  For applications delivered by hand, [by] date stamp or other record made at the time of delivery;  or

(c)  For applications submitted electronically, the time stamp of the submission.

IV-a.  For the transition of license renewals under this section from December 31 to the month in which the original full license was issued, the board shall prorate the renewal fees, provided that prorated renewal fees shall not exceed an 11-month period.

V.  Upon the request of a licensee who is a member of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the national guard and is called to active duty, the governing board shall place the person's license on inactive status.  The license may be reactivated within one year of the licensee's release from active status by payment of the renewal fee and with proof of completion of the most current continuing education requirement unless still within the renewal period.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.


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HB1315 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1315 Revision: 6949 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:23 p.m.


June 16, 2020: No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8

June 16, 2020: Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8

March 11, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 26

: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC)

March 11, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 16

Feb. 12, 2020: Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 306

Jan. 28, 2020: Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 306

Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 17