SB 567 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 567
SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill changes the title and the duties of the commission on the interdisciplinary primary care workforce. The bill also extends the repeal date of the commission.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
COMMISSION ON THE INTERDISCIPLINARY
PRIMARY CARE WORKFORCE [ISSUES]
2 Commission on the Interdisciplinary Primary Care Workforce. Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 126-T:1 to read as follows:
There is hereby established a commission on the interdisciplinary primary care workforce [issues]. The members of the commission shall be as follows:
I. Reviewing the impact of existing policies related to strengthening New Hampshire's primary care workforce and making recommendations relative to appropriate use of funds for workforce retention, training, education, and recruitment.
II. [Assessing the degree to which insurers, managed care organizations, and state and federal payment sources may present inequities and problems regarding payment for primary care services which may serve as a barrier for attracting and retaining the providers necessary for network adequacy.]
[III.] Collecting and reviewing data and information that informs decisions and planning for the primary care workforce and looking for innovative ways for expanding New Hampshire's primary care resources including, but not limited to, interstate collaboration and the use of telehealth.
[IV.] III. Assembling and [including] disseminating in its reports, as required under RSA 126-T:4, data [on the] related to availability, accessibility, and effectiveness of primary care in New Hampshire, with special attention to such data in rural and underserved areas of the state in order to inform state policy and planning.
IV. Exploring and developing strategies to further the integration of primary care, oral health, and behavioral health.
126-T:4 Reports. The commission shall make an interim report on November 1,  2020 which shall focus on the status of the New Hampshire state loan repayment program and the New Hampshire division of public health service's health professions survey, and a final report on November 1,  2024, including its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation, to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the governor, the oversight committee on health and human services, and the chairpersons of the senate and house executive departments and administration committees.
(b) The data collected shall be reviewed, evaluated, and analyzed by the SORH to provide policy decision makers and the commission on the interdisciplinary primary care workforce [issues] established under RSA 126-T:1, with critical information to develop and plan for New Hampshire's primary workforce current and future needs and to identify innovative ways for expanding primary care capacity and resources.
(e) On or before December 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the SORH shall make a written report to the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate president, the governor, the oversight committee on health and human services established under RSA 126-A:13, the chairs of the house and senate executive departments and administration committees, the chairs of the house and senate policy committee having jurisdiction over health and human services, and the commission on interdisciplinary primary care workforce [issues] established by RSA 126-T:1. The report shall include, but not be limited to, aggregate data and information on current and projected primary workforce needs and the participation rate on surveys completed pursuant to this paragraph. This report shall be incorporated into the report required pursuant to RSA 126-A:5, XVIII(c).
I. Section 3 of this act shall take effect November 1,  2024.
|Jan. 15, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1|
|Jan. 15, 2020||Hearing: 01/15/2020, Room 101, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 2|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 4|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/30/2020; SJ 2|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Introduced 01/09/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs|