SB467 (2020) Detail

Relative to certain procedures conducted in teaching hospitals.


SB 467  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2914

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 467

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures conducted in teaching hospitals.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Starr, Dist 1; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a physician, surgeon, nurse or student undertaking a course of professional instruction from performing a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious female patient unless such examination is within the scope of care for the surgical procedure.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2914

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to certain procedures conducted in teaching hospitals.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Physicians and Surgeons; Certain Examination Prohibited.  Amend RSA 329 by inserting after section 1-e the following new section:

329:1-f  Pelvic Examination on Anesthetized or Unconscious Female Patient Prohibited.  A physician, surgeon, nurse as defined in RSA 326-B:2, VII-a, or student undertaking a course of professional instruction or a clinical training program, shall not perform a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious female patient unless the patient gave informed consent to the pelvic examination, or the performance of a pelvic examination is within the scope of care for the surgical procedure or diagnostic examination to be performed on the patient or, in the case of an unconscious patient, the pelvic examination is required for diagnostic purposes.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

Links

SB467 at GenCourtMobile
SB467 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB467 Revision: 7662 Date: Dec. 20, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Jan. 14, 2020 Hearing: 01/14/2020, Room 101, LOB, 02:30 pm; SC 2
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8