HB 1619-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1619-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill prohibits state or federal funds received for Medicaid from being used for organ transplantation if the organs are received from outside of the United States.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
126-A:18-c Organ Transplantation Sourced From Foreign Locations. No state or federal funds for Medicaid shall be used for organ transplantation if the organs are received or sourced from outside of the United States.
HB 1619-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Federal Medicaid Funds
This bill prohibits state and/or federal Medicaid funds from being used for organ transplants if the organs are received or sourced from outside of the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that, based on information supplied by New England Donor Services, Canada is the only country from which an organ could be donated within an appropriate time period for medical transplant use in New Hampshire, and it would be rare for an organ donated by an individual in Canada to not have a recipient in Canada and instead be offered to someone in the United States. Based on this, it is unlikely that the bill will have an impact on state Medicaid expenditures. To the extent that the bill does result in a cost savings due to a transplant not taking place, the Department assumes the savings will be offset by the cost of treatment for continued disease progression.
It is assumed any fiscal impact will not occur until FY 2021.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 23, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 29|
|Jan. 23, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 01:30 pm LOB 205|
|Feb. 4, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 20|
|March 11, 2020||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 35|