SB 742-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 742-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill revises the definition of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and makes an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/06/2020 0310s 20-2887
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:
1 Elderly and Adult Services; Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Amend RSA 161-F:66, I to read as follows:
I. "ADRD," Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, means [a condition which] the conditions for which an individual receives a differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a similar irreversible dementia, or the conditions whereby an individual demonstrates symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or a similar irreversible dementia to the extent such symptoms interfere with the activities of daily living.
2 Appropriation. There is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services the sum of $100,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2021 for the purposes of section 1 of this act. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Funds appropriated in this section shall be nonlapsing.
SB 742-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-0310s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill revises the definition of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to include circumstances in which "an individual demonstrates symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or a similar irreversible dementia to an extent such symptoms interfere with activities of daily living." The Department of Health and Human Services states that the change is intended to capture situations in which individuals become symptomatic well before receiving a formal diagnosis, or in which individuals display symptoms but do not go to a doctor out of fear of a diagnosis. RSA 167-F:66 requires the Department to provide statewide respite care services to individuals, including those with Alzheimer's disease. In response to an earlier iteration of the bill, the Department stated that in order to effectuate the desired outcomes of the definition change, it will need to increase the annual cap in the individual respite care budget from $1,500 to $2,000. There are currently 261 eligible recipients. The Department cannot determine the number of additional recipients as a result of this bill, but speculates it could cost upwards of $200,000 over the FY 2020/21 biennium, assuming current caseload figures. The Department is not able to determine the increase in expenditures in FY 2022 or FY 2023.
This bill contains a nonlapsing appropriation of $100,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2021.
|Jan. 28, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 6, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 19, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 2|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 101, LOB, 04:00 pm; SC 4|
|Feb. 6, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0310s, 02/06/2020; SC 5|
|Feb. 6, 2020||Committee Amendment # 2020-0310s, AA, VV; 02/06/2020; SJ 3|
|Feb. 6, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0310s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/06/2020; SJ 3|
|March 19, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1128s SC 11|
|June 16, 2020||Placed on Laid on Table Consent List and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2020-1128s; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|