SB670 (2020) Detail

Relative to freestanding emergency facilities.


SB 670  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2743

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 670

 

AN ACT relative to freestanding emergency facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Rep. Salloway, Straf. 5; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Pantelakos, Rock. 25

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies patient triage and transfer to a freestanding hospital emergency facility under certain circumstances.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2743

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to freestanding emergency facilities.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Emergency Medical and Trauma Services; Patient Triage and Transfer to a Freestanding Hospital Emergency Facility.  Amend RSA 153-A by inserting after section 20-a the following new section:

153-A:20-b  Patient Triage and Transfer to a Freestanding Hospital Emergency Facility.

I.   In this section:

(a)  “Freestanding hospital emergency facility” means a hospital emergency facility geographically separate from the parent hospital, which is owned and operated by the parent hospital and which provides emergency acute care identical to those services provided by the parent hospital.

(b)  “Status I critical” and “status II emergent” are as defined by the most recent Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, as published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

II.  Rules adopted by the commissioner under RSA 153-A:20, X shall not permit the transport of a patient to a freestanding hospital emergency facility when the patient has a status I critical or status II emergent determination, as assigned by the emergency medical responder responsible for the determination; provided, that the commissioner may adopt rules under RSA 153-A:20, X which contain an exemption to this paragraph for the transport of patients with a status I critical or status II emergent determination to the closest emergency facility only when the delay in transport to a hospital based emergency facility would result in a higher risk of mortality or significant morbidity.

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

Links

SB670 at GenCourtMobile
SB670 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB670 Revision: 7997 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 3:41 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 2
Feb. 18, 2020 Hearing: 02/18/2020, Room 101, LOB, 01:20 pm; SC 7
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