SB 597 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 597
SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Rep. Salloway, Straf. 5; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill clarifies the licensure of physician assistants and provides for biennial renewal of physician assistant licenses.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
03/11/2020 1084s 20-2848
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:
328-D:2 License Required.
I. No person shall practice as [or hold himself out to be] a physician assistant [or use any letters designating himself as a physician assistant] in the state of New Hampshire unless he or she is licensed by the board of medicine in accordance with this chapter.
II. This section shall not be construed to prohibit students enrolled in physician assistant training programs approved by the board, from performing work incidental to their respective courses of study or supervised clinical work while under the supervision of a [physician] designated preceptor.
III. The board shall license each applicant who satisfies the requirements under RSA 328-D:3. Upon payment of a license fee, the board shall issue to such person a license, which shall be prima facie evidence of the right to practice as a physician assistant. [A licensed physician assistant may use the letters "P.A." in connection with his name to denote his licensure under this chapter.]
328-D:5 Renewal of Licenses. Every person licensed to practice under this chapter shall apply to the board for [annual] biennial renewal of license on forms provided by the [board] office of professional licensure and certification and shall pay a renewal fee as established by the [board] office of professional licensure and certification. Applications for renewal shall be filed no later than December 31 of [each] every other year and shall include [a photocopy] proof of the applicant's current national certification [card]. A license issued under this chapter shall not expire until the board has taken final action upon the application for renewal.
3 Physician Assistants; Transition of License Renewals. For the transition from annual to biennial renewal under RSA 328-D:5 as amended by this act, licensees who were initially licensed in odd-numbered years prior to 2021 shall renew by December 31, 2021 and every 2 years thereafter, and licensees who were initially licensed in even-numbered years shall renew by December 31, 2022 and every 2 years thereafter. The office of professional licensure and certification shall prorate the renewal fee for those who receive a one-year renewal during this transition. Notwithstanding RSA 318-B:40, those who receive a one-year renewal during this transition shall only be required to obtain 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in pain management and addiction disorder as a condition of the renewal during the transition.
I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2021.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
|Feb. 19, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|March 12, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 11, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|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, 09:45 am; SC 6|
|March 12, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1084s, 03/12/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1084s, 03/11/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Amendment # 2020-1084s, AA, VV; 03/11/2020; SJ 6|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1084s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/11/2020; SJ 6|
|June 30, 2020||Introduced and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020|