HB1619 (2020) Detail

Relative to organ transplants.


HB 1619-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2585

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1619-FN

 

AN ACT relative to organ transplants.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2585

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to organ transplants.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Organ Transplantation Sourced From Foreign Locations.  Amend RSA 126-A by inserting after section 18-b the following new section:

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.

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

 

LBAO

20-2585

12/5/19

 

HB 1619-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to organ transplants.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Medicaid Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1619 at GenCourtMobile
HB1619 Discussion

Action Dates

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB1619 Revision: 7249 Date: Dec. 6, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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