HB 89-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 89-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Vail, Hills. 30; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Laflamme, Coos 3; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 37
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill adds moderate to severe insomnia to the definition of "qualifying medical condition" for the purposes of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(2) A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, [or] severe, persistent muscle spasms, or moderate to severe insomnia; or
HB 89-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Registry Identification Card and Certificate Fund
This bill adds moderate to severe insomnia to the definition of "qualifying medical condition" for the purposes of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law. The Department of Health and Human Services indicates addition of this qualifying medical condition would result in more patients eligible for the Therapeutic Cannabis Program. To the extent additional patients apply to the program, there would be an increase in application fee revenue received by the Department. Under the statutorily mandated self-funding structure of the Therapeutic Cannabis Program in RSA 126-X and the fee structure established in administrative rule, this may result in lower annual registration fees for the Alternative Treatment Centers. There would be an increase in the number of applications processed by the Department, however it is not expected that the increase would necessitate additional staff.
It is assumed this bill will be effective July 1, 2021.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Feb. 23, 2021||House||Hearing|
Feb. 23, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/23/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95885653389 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 34
Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs