SB 120 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 120
SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill modifies the requirements for out-of-state or out-of country physician assistants and state-licensed physician assistants to offer medical services through the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/18/2021 0429s 21-0885
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:
328-D:2-a Licensure Requirements Suspended; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.
I. New Hampshire state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for physician assistants are hereby suspended for those physician assistants from other states or countries who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients [of the Manchester] coordinated through the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) at licensed medical facilities outside of the Manchester VAMC, provided that such physician assistants are acting within the scope of their employment at the VAMC and possess a current license in good standing in their respective state or country of licensure. New Hampshire physician assistants who are employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and who are offering medical services to patients of the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and requesting licensure in New Hampshire may be supervised by physicians from other states or countries provided they possess a current license in good standing in their respective state or country.
II. The acting director of the Manchester VAMC shall submit to the executive director of the New Hampshire office of professional licensure and certification, or designee, a list of all out-of-state or out-of-country physician assistants offering services in the state of New Hampshire and out-of-state or out-of-country physicians accepting supervisory responsibility of New Hampshire physician assistants.
III. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt or supplant an individual licensed medical facility's policies regarding the emergency credentialing of physician assistants or any other medical personnel.
|Feb. 10, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 18, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 13, 2021||House||Hearing|
April 13, 2021: Public Hearing: 04/13/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/94103091494 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Feb. 25, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 02/25/2021 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 4 P. 48
Feb. 18, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0429s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/18/2021; SJ 5
Feb. 18, 2021: Sen. Sherman Floor Amendment # 2021-0429s, RC 24Y-0N, AA; 02/18/2021; SJ 5
Feb. 18, 2021: Sen. Sherman Moved to Remove SB 120 from the Consent Calendar; 02/18/2021; SJ 5
Feb. 18, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/18/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11
Feb. 10, 2021: Remote Hearing: 02/10/2021, 08:30 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 10
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 3