SB593 (2020) Detail

Relative to prohibiting unlicensed persons from using titles or descriptions of services for the practice of medicine.


SB 593  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2737

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 593

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting unlicensed persons from using titles or descriptions of services for the practice of medicine.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Goley, Hills. 8; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Woods, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the use of titles and descriptions of services of a physician licensed by the board of medicine by unlicensed persons.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2737

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting unlicensed persons from using titles or descriptions of services for the practice of medicine.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Physicians; Unlawful Practice.  Amend RSA 329:24 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  Unless authorized to practice medicine under this chapter, a person shall not hold himself or herself out to the public by calling oneself a physician or any of the following titles, or using any similar title or description of services with the intent to represent that the person practices medicine:  surgeon, medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, M.D., D.O., anesthesiologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, general practitioner, gynecologist, hematologist, internist, intensivist, laryngologist, nephrologist, neurologist, obstetrician, oncologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedist, osteopath, otologist, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, pathologist, pediatrician, primary care physician, proctologist, psychiatrist, radiologist, rheumatologist, rhinologist, or urologist.

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

Links

SB593 at GenCourtMobile
SB593 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB593 Revision: 7815 Date: Jan. 6, 2020, 3:35 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1
Feb. 19, 2020 Hearing: 02/19/2020, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 6
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5