HB1521 (2020) Detail

Adding a peer support specialist to the board of mental health practice.


HB 1521-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0331h

2020 SESSION

20-2492

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1521-FN

 

AN ACT adding a peer support specialist to the board of mental health practice.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Snow, Hills. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires one of the public members of the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals to be a certified peer support specialist.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0331h 20-2492

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT adding a peer support specialist to the board of mental health practice.

 

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

 

1  Board of Mental Health Practice; Member Added.  Amend RSA 330-A:3, I to read as follows:

I.  There shall be a board of mental health practice composed of the following members: one licensed pastoral psychotherapist, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed marriage and family therapist, one licensed clinical mental health counselor, one member from a community mental health center, one member from a community health center, and 3 public members, one of whom shall be a certified peer support specialist.  The members shall be appointed to a term of 3 years by the governor with the approval of the council.  The members of the board shall elect a chairperson on an annual basis.  No discipline's representative and no individual public member shall serve as chairperson for more than 2 years consecutively.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2492

Amended 3/20/20

 

HB 1521-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0331h)

 

AN ACT adding a peer support specialist to the board of mental health practice.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Links

HB1521 at GenCourtMobile
HB1521 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1521 Revision: 8316 Date: March 31, 2020, 2:24 p.m.
HB1521 Revision: 7128 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 23, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 02:30 pm LOB 205
Feb. 4, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 308
Feb. 13, 2020 Executive Session: 02/13/2020 10:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 18, 2020 Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0331h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 20
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0331h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0331h: AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0331h: MA VV 03/11/2020