SB570 (2020) Detail

Relative to the reimbursement of costs of training nursing assistants.


SB 570 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/05/2020   0774s

2020 SESSION

20-2952

10/08

 

SENATE BILL 570

 

AN ACT relative to the reimbursement of costs of training nursing assistants.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Schamberg, Merr. 4; Rep. Woods, Merr. 23; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the commissioner of health and human services to amend the state Medicaid plan amendment and adopt rules for reimbursement of the costs of training nursing assistants.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/05/2020   0774s 20-2952

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the reimbursement of costs of training nursing assistants.

 

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

 

1  Purpose and Findings.  The general court finds that:

I.  Licensed nursing assistants are the front-line providers of direct care in many settings, including hospitals and nursing homes.  New Hampshire has recently seen a net loss of licensed nursing assistants, to the detriment of the staffing necessary to ensure continuity and quality of care.

II.  Under federal law, including 42 C.F.R. section 483.158, federal financial participation is allowed for the reimbursement of training expenses of those nursing assistants who go to work in nursing homes.  While nursing assistants might incur those costs themselves, they are often incurred by a prospective employer.

III.  It is the intent of the general court to remove any unreasonable barriers to the licensure and training of nursing assistants.

2  Health Facility Licensing; Costs of Training for Nurse Assistants; State Plan Amendment.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall amend, as deemed necessary, the Title XIX Medicaid state amendment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement the provisions of this act for the purpose of providing reimbursement, to the maximum extent possible, for the cost of training for assistants to nurses in facilities licensed under RSA 151:2 for approved programs under RSA 326-B.

3  Health Facility Licensing; Costs of Training for Nurse Assistants.  Amend RSA 151:9, I(k) to read as follows:

(k)  Procedures for reviewing documentation of the mandatory completion of, and reimbursement for, a state approved program under RSA 326-B for assistants to nurses in facilities licensed under RSA 151:2[, who may not assume the responsibility of the position of an assistant to nurses prior to completion of the appropriate course required by this chapter] in accordance with the Title XIX Medicaid state plan.  

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

Links

SB570 at GenCourtMobile
SB570 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 5, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB570 Revision: 8223 Date: March 5, 2020, 12:45 p.m.
SB570 Revision: 7778 Date: Jan. 2, 2020, 1:52 p.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, 01:30 pm; SC 2
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0774s, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-0774s, AA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 5, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0774s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 12, 2020 Introduced 03/12/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 8 P. 227
June 30, 2020 Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 2
Died on Table