SB120 (2021) Detail

Relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.


SB 120 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/18/2021   0429s

2021 SESSION

21-0885

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 120

 

AN ACT relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

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

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to physician assistant medical services through the Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

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

 

1  Physician Assistants; Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Amend RSA 328-D:2-a to read as follows:

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.

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

Links

SB120 at GenCourtMobile
SB120 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 10, 2021 Senate Hearing
Feb. 18, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
April 13, 2021 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB120 Revision: 32119 Date: Feb. 19, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
SB120 Revision: 32047 Date: Jan. 29, 2021, 10:27 a.m.

Docket


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