HB 1666-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1666-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Camarota, Hills. 7; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill requires the medical examiner to investigate specific sudden undetermined infant deaths for vaccine-related correlation to death.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
611-B:22-a Investigations of Sudden Undetermined Infant Deaths (SUID).
I.(a) In sudden undetermined infant deaths (SUID) with recent vaccine administration, within 30 days, the medical examiner shall thoroughly investigate for potential vaccine-related adverse reactions and its correlation to the death by performing appropriate blood, organ, and tissue studies to identify potential vaccine-related components.
(b) In all probable anaphylaxis-related and encephalitis-related infant deaths, the medical examiner shall thoroughly investigate for potential vaccine-related adverse reactions and the correlation to death.
(c) Where applicable, vaccine related ICD Codes shall be recorded for example, T80.52 Anaphylactic reaction due to vaccination and T88.1 Other complications following immunization. The death certificate and related autopsy records shall reflect the vaccine-related complications as a probable, an underlying, or cause of death.
(d) The next of kin shall be entitled to copies of documents prepared pursuant to this section.
(e) The medical examiner shall accurately record and report such screenings and findings on all SUID investigations performed pursuant to this section to the child fatality review committee, established under RSA 132:41 on an annual basis.
HB 1666-FN- FISCAL NOTE
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This bill requires the office of the chief medical examiner (OCME) to investigate all sudden undetermined infant deaths for potential vaccine-related correlations. The Department of Justice states that the bill will likely increase the OCME's toxicology budget as it will require testing, to the extent such testing is available, for most, if not all, ingredients contained in vaccines. The Department is unable to estimate the total cost, but notes that the current toxicology tests for sudden undetermined infant deaths cost $347 apiece. An additional test for aluminum alone would increase screening costs by $128 per test. The Department notes that for the most recent years with data available, roughly 10 sudden undetermined infant deaths occurred.
The Department of Health and Human Services states the bill will not impact its responsibilities, and as such the bill will have no fiscal impact on the Department.
Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Sept. 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 31|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 202|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 11-9; RC)|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/11/2020 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 10 P. 59|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0656h|
|March 12, 2020||Refer for Interim Study: MA DV 204-94 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 123|
|Sept. 3, 2020||Full Committee Work Session: 09/03/2020 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using this link: https://www.zoom.us/j/93480617681 - Executive Session to Follow|