HB1666 (2020) Detail

Relative to investigations of sudden undetermined infant deaths (SUID) by the office of the chief medical examiner.


HB 1666-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2572

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1666-FN

 

AN ACT relative to investigations of sudden undetermined infant deaths (SUID) by the office of the chief medical examiner.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2572

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to investigations of sudden undetermined infant deaths (SUID) by the office of the chief medical examiner.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; Investigations of Sudden Undetermined Infant Deaths (SUID).  Amend RSA 611-B by inserting after section 22 the following new section:

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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2572

Revised 3/11/20

 

HB 1666-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to investigations of sudden undetermined infant deaths (SUID) by the office of the chief medical examiner.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

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$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1666 at GenCourtMobile
HB1666 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
Sept. 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1666 Revision: 7315 Date: Sept. 2, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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