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NASW-NH BOARD ELECTIONS 2017-2018

NASW-NH BOARD ELECTIONS 2017-2018

Secretary – Executive Board Position-1 Position

Mary Banach

Celia Woolverton   

Board Member at Large-3 Positions

Kit DeVries

Courtney Porter

Alison Rataj

Student Representatives-3 Positions

Emma Chinman, BSW student

Madison Douzanis, BSSW student

Joan M. Abbott, MSW student      

Nominations Committee-1 Position

Kristina Lind                      

June 25, 2016- Status Report- 2016 Legislation

Bill Title Sponsor Status
HB216 Relative to recovery of certain investigatory costs by regulatory boards and commissions (provides for a procedure for the recovery of an occupational board or commission’s investigatory costs from persons subject to disciplinary orders) McGuire, Carol Signed by the Governor. Ch. 34.
HB1193 Relative to the wellness and primary prevention council (clarifies the information and administrative support which is to be provided by the department of health and human services to the wellness and primary prevention council.) and relative to certification of school nurses French, Barbara Signed by the Governor. Ch. 285
HB1394 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appropriation for developmental services Weyler, Ken Signed by the Governor. Ch. 143.
HB1423 Relative to rulemaking for prescribing controlled drugs (requires the board of medicine, the board of dental examiners, the board of nursing, the board of registration in optometry, the board of podiatry, the naturopathic board of examiners, and the board of veterinary medicine to adopt rules for prescribing controlled drugs. This bill contains mandatory standards for such rules and requires using the controlled drug prescription health and safety program database. ) Rosenwald, Cindy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 213.
HB1516 Relative to balance billing (prohibits balance billing from out-of-network providers who provide services at an in-network facility.
This bill is a request of the insurance department.)
Luneau, David House voted 3/9/16 to send the bill to interim study
HB1633 Relative to the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act time as it applies to workers’ compensation (declares that an employer shall not require an employee to file an application for, or accept time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act as a result of a workers’ compensation injury.) Webb, James Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 4/28/16
HB1661 Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation (prohibits persons licensed to provide counseling services to engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.) Scheien, Eric House and Senate conferees could not agree on a compromise. Bill dead.
HB1680 Extending the suspension of prior authorization requirements for a community mental health program on drugs used to treat mental illness Sherman, Thomas Signed by the Governor. Ch. 211.
HB1696 Requesting a modification of the NH Health Protection Program (Medicaid Expansion) LaChance, Joseph Signed by the Governor. Ch. 13
SB 127 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appointment of special Medicaid representatives Forrester, Jeanie Signed by the Governor. Ch. 265.
SB 310 Expanding the defense and indemnification provided under RSA 99-D to investigations by and claims filed with professional licensing boards, committees, and regulatory agencies D’Allesandro, Lou Signed by the Governor. Ch. 296
SB 320 Relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students (provides that no student shall be required to volunteer or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire without written consent of a parent or legal guardian) Avard, Kevin Vetoed by the Governor.
SB 393 Relative to data privacy in the workplace Bradley, Jeb Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 2/18/16
SB 413 Relative to employment rights of persons with criminal records (prohibits employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment application process) Feltes, Dan Tabled in the Senate 3/17/16. Bill dead.
SB 424 NEW TITLE: Relative to transition provisions for licensure of master licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and establishing a committee to study licensure of alcohol and drug counselors Fuller Clark, Martha Signed by the Governor. Ch. 248
SB 431 NEW TITLE: Relative to data submission by insurers Stiles, Nancy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 250
SB 447 Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study Narcan Sanborn, Andy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 1.
SB 448 Relative to rates for self-pay patients and notice of allowable benefits Stiles, Nancy Senate voted 3/10/16 to send the bill to interim study
SB 481 NEW TITLE: Relative to a special health care service license and establishing a fund Bradley, Jeb Signed by the Governor. Ch. 481.
SB 488 THIRD NEW TITLE: Establishing an advisory council on lactation Fuller Clark, Martha Signed by the Governor. Ch. 232.
SB 523 NEW TITLE: Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study requiring controlled drug analogs to be sold in tamper-proof form Sanborn, Andy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 309
SB 530 NEW TITLE: Establishing a commission to study volunteer health services Forrester, Jeannie Signed by the Governor. Ch. 274
SB 532 Relative to preauthorization for substance abuse treatment Stiles, Nancy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 275
SB 533 NEW TITLE: Relative to the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery and making a supplemental appropriations to the commission, the DOJ, and DHHS Woodburn, Jeff Committee of conference report adopted June 1st. Bill now goes to the Governor.
SB 534 To implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health Forrester, Jeannie Signed by the Governor. Ch. 203.
SB 551 Establishing video lottery and table gaming at one location D’Allesandro, Lou Motion to pass the bill failed 11-13. Tabled in the Senate. Bill dead.
SB 576 Relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the acceptance of general funds by the prescription drug monitoring program, and the membership of the Board of Medicine Bradley, Jeb Signed by the Governor. Ch. 2.

Status Update- June 10, 2016

Bill Title Sponsor Status
HB216 Relative to recovery of certain investigatory costs by regulatory boards and commissions (provides for a procedure for the recovery of an occupational board or commission’s investigatory costs from persons subject to disciplinary orders) McGuire, Carol Signed by the Governor. Ch. 34.
HB1193 Relative to the wellness and primary prevention council (clarifies the information and administrative support which is to be provided by the department of health and human services to the wellness and primary prevention council.) and relative to certification of school nurses French, Barbara Committee of conference report adopted June 1st. Bill now goes to the Governor.
HB1394 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appropriation for developmental services Weyler, Ken Signed by the Governor. Ch. 143.
HB1423 Relative to rulemaking for prescribing controlled drugs (requires the board of medicine, the board of dental examiners, the board of nursing, the board of registration in optometry, the board of podiatry, the naturopathic board of examiners, and the board of veterinary medicine to adopt rules for prescribing controlled drugs. This bill contains mandatory standards for such rules and requires using the controlled drug prescription health and safety program database. ) Rosenwald, Cindy Signed by the Governor. June 7, 2016.
HB1516 Relative to balance billing (prohibits balance billing from out-of-network providers who provide services at an in-network facility.
This bill is a request of the insurance department.)
Luneau, David House voted 3/9/16 to send the bill to interim study
HB1633 Relative to the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act time as it applies to workers’ compensation (declares that an employer shall not require an employee to file an application for, or accept time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act as a result of a workers’ compensation injury.) Webb, James Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 4/28/16
HB1661 Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation (prohibits persons licensed to provide counseling services to engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.) Scheien, Eric House and Senate conferees could not agree on a compromise. Bill dead.
HB1680 Extending the suspension of prior authorization requirements for a community mental health program on drugs used to treat mental illness Sherman, Thomas Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
HB1696 Requesting a modification of the NH Health Protection Program (Medicaid Expansion) LaChance, Joseph Signed by the Governor. Ch. 13
SB 127 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appointment of special Medicaid representatives Forrester, Jeanie Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 310 Expanding the defense and indemnification provided under RSA 99-D to investigations by and claims filed with professional licensing boards, committees, and regulatory agencies D’Allesandro, Lou Committee of conference report adopted June 1st. Bill now goes to the Governor.
SB 320 Relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students (provides that no student shall be required to volunteer or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire without written consent of a parent or legal guardian) Avard, Kevin Committee of conference report adopted June 1st. Bill now goes to the Governor.
SB 393 Relative to data privacy in the workplace Bradley, Jeb Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 2/18/16
SB 413 Relative to employment rights of persons with criminal records (prohibits employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment application process) Feltes, Dan Tabled in the Senate 3/17/16. Bill dead.
SB 424 NEW TITLE: Relative to transition provisions for licensure of master licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and establishing a committee to study licensure of alcohol and drug counselors Fuller Clark, Martha Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 431 NEW TITLE: Relative to data submission by insurers Stiles, Nancy Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 448 Relative to rates for self-pay patients and notice of allowable benefits Stiles, Nancy Senate voted 3/10/16 to send the bill to interim study
SB 481 NEW TITLE: Relative to a special health care service license and establishing a fund Bradley, Jeb Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 488 THIRD NEW TITLE: Establishing an advisory council on lactation Fuller Clark, Martha Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 523 NEW TITLE: Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study requiring controlled drug analogs to be sold in tamper-proof form Sanborn, Andy Committee of conference report adopted June 1st. Bill now goes to the Governor.
SB 530 NEW TITLE: Establishing a commission to study volunteer health services Forrester, Jeannie Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 532 Relative to preauthorization for substance abuse treatment Stiles, Nancy Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 534 To implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health Forrester, Jeannie Passed the House and Senate. Bill now goes to the Governor for action.
SB 551 Establishing video lottery and table gaming at one location D’Allesandro, Lou Motion to pass the bill failed 11-13. Tabled in the Senate. Bill dead.
SB 576 Relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the acceptance of general funds by the prescription drug monitoring program, and the membership of the Board of Medicine Bradley, Jeb Signed by the Governor. Ch. 2.

May 13, 2016- Status Report- 2016 Legislation

 

Bill Title Sponsor Status
HB 216 Relative to recovery of certain investigatory costs by regulatory boards and commissions (provides for a procedure for the recovery of an occupational board or commission’s investigatory costs from persons subject to disciplinary orders) McGuire, Carol Signed by the Governor. Ch. 34.
HB 1193 Relative to the wellness and primary prevention council (clarifies the information and administrative support which is to be provided by the department of health and human services to the wellness and primary prevention council.) and relative to certification of school nurses French, Barbara Pending before a committee of conference
HB 1394 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appropriation for developmental services Weyler, Ken Passed the Senate 5/5/16
HB 1423 Relative to rulemaking for prescribing controlled drugs (requires the board of medicine, the board of dental examiners, the board of nursing, the board of registration in optometry, the board of podiatry, the naturopathic board of examiners, and the board of veterinary medicine to adopt rules for prescribing controlled drugs. This bill contains mandatory standards for such rules and requires using the controlled drug prescription health and safety program database. ) Rosenwald, Cindy House voted to concur with the House amendment. On to the Governor.
HB 1516 Relative to balance billing (prohibits balance billing from out-of-network providers who provide services at an in-network facility.
This bill is a request of the insurance department.)
Luneau, David House voted 3/9/16 to send the bill to interim study
HB 1633 Relative to the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act time as it applies to workers’ compensation (declares that an employer shall not require an employee to file an application for, or accept time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act as a result of a workers’ compensation injury.) Webb, James Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 4/28/16
HB 1661 Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation (prohibits persons licensed to provide counseling services to engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.) Scheien, Eric Tabled in the Senate 5/12/16. Two floor amendments and the committee amendment failed.
HB 1680 Extending the suspension of prior authorization requirements for a community mental health program on drugs used to treat mental illness Sherman, Thomas Passed the Senate 5/12/16 with amendment
HB 1696 Requesting a modification of the NH Health Protection Program (Medicaid Expansion) LaChance, Joseph Signed by the Governor 4/5/16. Ch. 13
SB 127 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appointment of special Medicaid representatives Forrester, Jeanie Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 310 Expanding the defense and indemnification provided under RSA 99-D to investigations by and claims filed with professional licensing boards, committees, and regulatory agencies D’Allesandro, Lou Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 320 Relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students (provides that no student shall be required to volunteer or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire without written consent of a parent or legal guardian) Avard, Kevin Pending before a committee of conference
SB 393 Relative to data privacy in the workplace Bradley, Jeb Senate voted to send the bill to interim study 2/18/16
SB 413 Relative to employment rights of persons with criminal records (prohibits employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment application process) Feltes, Dan Tabled in the Senate 3/17/16
SB 424 NEW TITLE: Relative to transition provisions for licensure of master licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and establishing a committee to study licensure of alcohol and drug counselors Fuller Clark, Martha Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 431 NEW TITLE: Relative to data submission by insurers Stiles, Nancy Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 447 Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study Narcan Sanborn, Andy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 1.
SB 448 Relative to rates for self-pay patients and notice of allowable benefits Stiles, Nancy Senate voted 3/10/16 to send the bill to interim study
SB 481 NEW TITLE: Relative to a special health care service license and establishing a fund Bradley, Jeb Passed the House with amendment 5/11/16.
SB 488 THIRD NEW TITLE: Establishing an advisory council on lactation Fuller Clark, Martha Passed the House with amendment 4/20/16
SB 523 NEW TITLE: Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study requiring controlled drug analogs to be sold in tamper-proof form Sanborn, Andy Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 530 NEW TITLE: Establishing a commission to study volunteer health services Forrester, Jeannie Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 532 Relative to preauthorization for substance abuse treatment Stiles, Nancy Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 533 NEW TITLE: Relative to the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery and making a supplemental appropriations to the commission, the DOJ, and DHHS Woodburn, Jeff Passed the House 5/11/16 with amendment
SB 534 To implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health Forrester, Jeannie Passed the House 5/11/16. On to the Governor.
SB 551 Establishing video lottery and table gaming at one location D’Allesandro, Lou Motion to pass the bill failed 11-13. Tabled in the Senate.
SB 576 Relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the acceptance of general funds by the prescription drug monitoring program, and the membership of the Board of Medicine Bradley, Jeb Signed by the Governor. Ch. 2.

 

Culturally Competent Training with Sonali Zoracki- May 20th, 2016

The NH NASW, in partnership with the NASW Mental Health and Private Practice Specialty Practice Sections,

is pleased to bring

The Essentials of Culturally Competent Assessment & Treatment.

Sonali Zoracki will be presenting this three hour workshop at

the Common Man in Concord NH on May 20th.

CEUs are available.

 For more information, please see the attached flyer Culturally Competent Training or Register Here.

Please note there are special discounts for NASW Members and for students.

February 11, 2016 – Status Report – 2016 Legislation

Bill

Title

Sponsor

Status

Relative to the penalty for certain controlled drug offenses Forrester, Jeanie Filed for 2016. Text not available
Relative to specialty insurance Boutin, David Filed for 2016. Text not available
HB 216 Relative to recovery of certain investigatory costs by regulatory boards and commissions (provides for a procedure for the recovery of an occupational board or commission’s investigatory costs from persons subject to disciplinary orders) McGuire, Carol Passed the Senate 1/14/16 by a vote of 12-11
HB 1108 Relative to inquiries by employers into the criminal history of applicants for employment (This bill prohibits employers from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal history prior to making a conditional offer of employment.) Heffron, Frank Hearing 2/2/16, 10:00, 307 LOB
HB 1193 Relative to the wellness and primary prevention council (clarifies the information and administrative support which is to be provided by the department of health and human services to the wellness and primary prevention council.) French, Barbara Passed the House 1/27/16 with amendment
HB 1209 Relative to consultations under the telemedicine law (clarifies consultations for the use of telemedicine in practitioner-patient medical circumstances.) MacKay, Jim Hearing 2/11/16, 1:15, 205 LOB
HB 1310 Establishing a commission to study health care for all residents of NH Leishman, Peter Hearing 1/26/16, 1:15, 205 LOB
HB 1394 Requiring DHHS to report on the effectiveness of mental health treatment programs Weyler, Ken Hearing cancelled.
HB 1406 Establishing a commission to study the termination of Medicaid benefits when a person enters certain state institutions or county correctional facilities (establishes a commission to study the feasibility of suspending Medicaid benefits when a person enters a state institution or county correctional facility instead of terminating such benefits) Snow, Ken Hearing 2/18/16, 9:00, 205 LOB
HB 1420 Relative to controlled drug prescription health and safety information ( clarifies the persons who may have access to information in the prescription health and safety program) Ward, Joanne Hearing 2/16/16, 1:15, 205 LOB
HB 1423 Relative to rulemaking for prescribing controlled drugs (requires the board of medicine, the board of dental examiners, the board of nursing, the board of registration in optometry, the board of podiatry, the naturopathic board of examiners, and the board of veterinary medicine to adopt rules for prescribing controlled drugs. This bill contains mandatory standards for such rules and requires using the controlled drug prescription health and safety program database. ) Rosenwald, Cindy Work session 2/16/16, 9:00, 205 LOB
HB 1495 Relative to incentives to lower costs of health care (requires health insurance carriers issuing health benefit plans under the managed care law to offer financial incentives to covered persons for choosing certain health care providers.) Kurk, Neal Killed in the House 2/11/16
HB 1516 Relative to balance billing (prohibits balance billing from out-of-network providers who provide services at an in-network facility.
This bill is a request of the insurance department.)
Luneau, David Work session 2/18/16, 1:15, 302 LOB
HB 1542 Requiring drug testing of public assistance recipients Leeman, Don Hearing 1/28/16, 2:30, 205 LOB
HB 1557 Relative to alcohol and drug treatment programs ( requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to evaluate the cost effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse prevention, recovery, and treatment programs which receive state or federal funds and requires programs and organizations receiving such funds to spend the moneys received on the most cost effective program, then on the second most cost effective program and successively on less cost effective programs. ) Kurk, Neal Tabled in the House 2/10/16
HB 1619 Relative to the use of narcan (requires hospitals in Hillsborough county to offer patients who have received Narcan for a drug overdose an opportunity to speak with a recovery coach or receive contact information for a recovery coach) Hooper House voted to send the bill to interim study 2/10/16
HB 1629 Relative to disqualifying certain members of certain groups from receiving public assistance (prohibits any member of a foreign terrorist organization from receiving public assistance, medical assistance, or food stamps.) Weyler, Ken Hearing 2/3/16, 10:00, 205 LOB
HB 1633 Relative to the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act time as it applies to workers’ compensation (declares that an employer shall not require an employee to file an application for, or accept time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act as a result of a workers’ compensation injury.) Webb, James Hearing 2/2/16, 2:00, 307 LOB
HB 1634 Relative to the penalty for possession, use and sale of fentanyl (adds fentanyl to the list of controlled drugs and controlled drug analogs penalized under the controlled drug act. ) Estevez, Eric Hearing 1/28/16, 1:30, 205 LOB
HB 1661 Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation ( prohibits persons licensed to provide counseling services to engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.) Scheien, Eric Hearing 2/2/16, 2:15, 205 LOB
HB 1680 Extending the suspension of prior authorization requirements for a community mental health program on drugs used to treat mental illness Sherman, Thomas Hearing 2/17/16, 10:00, 205 LOB
HB 1690 Extending the NH Health Protection program (extends the New Hampshire health protection program. The program currently would expire December 31, 2016.) Sherman, Thomas Hearing 2/17/16, 11:00, 205 LOB
HB 1696 Requesting a modification of the NH Health Protection Program LaChance, Joseph Passed the House 2/10/16. referred to House Finance Committee.
SB 127 NEW TITLE: Relative to the appointment of special Medicaid representatives Forrester, Jeanie Passed the Senate w/ amendment 2/4/16
SB 310 Expanding the defense and indemnification provided under RSA 99-D to investigations by and claims filed with professional licensing boards, committees, and regulatory agencies D’Allesandro, Lou Before the Senate 2/18/16 with a recommendation the bill pass
SB 393 Relative to data privacy in the workplace Bradley, Jeb Before the Senate 2/18/16 with a recommendation the bill be sent to interim study
SB 424 Relative to licensing of alcohol and drug abuse counselors from other jurisdictions Fuller Clark, Martha Hearing 1/13/16, 11:00, 101 LOB
SB 431 Relative to the comprehensive health care information system Stiles, Nancy Hearing pending
SB 435 Relative to the reporting of the unauthorized diversion of controlled drugs Carson, Sharon Hearing 1/19/16, 9:35, Room 100 SH
SB 447 Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program and establishing a commission to study Narcan Sanborn, Andy Signed by the Governor. Ch. 1.
SB 448 Relative to rates for self-pay patients and notice of allowable benefits Stiles, Nancy Hearing 2/2/16. Pending in Committee.
SB 481 Relative to a special health care service license Bradley, Jeb Hearing 1/26/16, 1:00, Room 100
SB 488 Requiring reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers Fuller Clark, Martha Hearing 2/2/16, 1:00, Room 100 SH
SB 513 Relative to the Sununu Youth Service Center (authorizes the department of health and human services to establish a psychiatric
residential treatment facility at the Sununu Youth Services Center. This bill was requested by the department of health and human services)
Reagan, John Hearing 2/16/16, 2:00, 103 SH
SB 514 Relative to the appropriation for Medicaid managed care Bradley, Jeb Hearing 2/16/16, 1:45, 103 SH
SB 523 Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program (This bill makes various changes to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program,
including:
I. Requiring prescribers to query the program prior to prescribing controlled drugs.
II. Requiring opioid agreements between prescribers and patients if the patient is using opioids
for more than 90 days within any 6-month period.
III. Authorizing the program to allow access to information by the office of the chief medical
examiner.
IV. Requiring all controlled drugs sold in New Hampshire to be tamper proof)
Sanborn, Andy Hearing 2/9/16, 1:15, Room 100, SH
SB 530 Relative to volunteer health services (authorizes medical professionals and licensed facilities to enter into contracts with the
department of health and human services or a governmental contractor to allow them to provide
volunteer health care services to certain persons. The commissioner of the department of health
and human services is granted rulemaking authority for the purposes of the bill)
Forrester, Jeannie Hearing 2/11/16, 1:30, 101 LOB
SB 531 Extending the NH Health Protection Act (Expanded Medicaid. Extends the New Hampshire health protection program. The program currently would
expire December 31, 2016. This bill also includes funding for such program by using moneys from
the insurance premium tax and changing the priorities of the uncompensated care and Medicaid
fund)
Pierce, David Hearing 2/18/16, 3:40, Room 100 SH
SB 532 Relative to preauthorization for substance abuse treatment Stiles, Nancy Hearing 2/11/16, 3:15, 101 LOB
SB 533 Relative to drug law enforcement and penalties, insurance coverage for substance
use disorders, a statewide drug court grant program, and drug abuse prevention;
and making appropriations therefor
Woodburn, Jeff Hearing 2/11/16, 3:45, 101 LOB
SB 534 To implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health Forrester, Jeannie Hearing 2/11/16, 4:15 PM, 101 LOB. Committee voted to pass the bill.
SB 535 Establishing a grant program for high schools for heroin and opiate prevention
education
Forrester, Jeanie Hearing 2/16/16, 1:30, 101 LOB
SB 551 Establishing video lottery and table gaming at one location D’Allesandro, Lou Committee voted to pass the bill 3-2. Before the Senate 2/18/16 with a recommendation the bill pass.
SB 576 Relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the acceptance of general funds by the prescription drug monitoring program, and the membership of the Board of Medicine Bradley, Jeb Signed by the Governor. Ch. 2.

 

Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SOCIAL WORKER – PUBLIC CITIZEN – STUDENTS OF THE YEAR

Every year as part of the Annual Meeting, the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers selects recipients for the Social Worker of the Year, Citizen of the Year, BSW Students from UNH and PSU,  and MSW Student from UNH of the Year awards. We do this to recognize and honor individuals for their contributions to the profession of social work and to society. Nominations may be made by any Chapter member.

Many people may meet the criteria (below) used in making the selection. However, the Committee can only choose from the nominations it receives. So get your nomination in as soon as possible.

Social Worker of the Year

Public Citizen of the Year

Students of the Year

  1. NASW membership in good standing
  2. Personal & Professional integration of experience and education to help people
  3. Taking risks for better social services
  4. Enlisting public support for improved social services
  5. Contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work in the area of the recipient’s expertise
  6. Representing the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics
  7. Non-Social Worker
  8. Personal Action to help people
  9. Taking Risks for better social services
  10. Enlisting public support for improved social services.
  11. Contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work in the area of the recipient’s expertise
  12. Reflecting the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics
  13. Enrolled in Social Work degree program in NH or in another state and doing a field work practicum in New Hampshire
  14. Demonstrated integration of academic knowledge and personal experience to help people.
  15. Demonstrated leadership within school or field work setting
  16. Involvement in the community to improve, extend, or expand social services
  17. Representation of professional ethics in social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics
  1. Non-Social Worker
  2. Personal Action to help people
  3. Taking Risks for better social services
  4. Enlisting public support for improved social services.
  5. Contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work in the area of the recipient’s expertise
  6. Reflecting the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics
  1. Enrolled in Social Work degree program in NH or in another state and doing a field work practicum in New Hampshire
  2. Demonstrated integration of academic knowledge and personal experience to help people.
  3. Demonstrated leadership within school or field work setting
  4. Involvement in the community to improve, extend, or expand social services
  5. Representation of professional ethics in social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics

Please submit your nominations online, with a statement of approximately 500 words describing your nominee. For student nominees, please include their practicum site.  NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN February 25, 2016.

Welcome to the New Executive Director of the NH NASW

lynnLynn Stanley has clinical experience and a strong macro social work background in social policy (children and families), training and facilitation, and volunteer board coordination. She spent fourteen years with Casey Family Services: first as a clinical case manager, then providing technical assistance to foster/ adoptive parent associations, and the last six years as the Team Leader for Casey’s school-based Franklin Family Resource Center. Lynn continues to be the Lead for the New Hampshire Afterschool Network part-time. She is also adjunct faculty at Rivier University, teaching Social Welfare Policy. Lynn earned her MSW from the University of New Hampshire. She is also active in the community, serving on New Hampshire Children’s Advocacy Network Steering Committee, the Concord (NH) Public Library Foundation Board, and the Endowment for Health Advisory Council and its Program Committee. You may contact her at the chapter, (603) 226-7135 or naswnh@worldpath.net

NASW-New Hampshire SEEKING CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Position available early December 2015

The New Hampshire Chapter of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with a statewide membership of over 625 is seeking a part-time (15 hours per week) Executive Director. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of the principles of association management; experience in public policy advocacy; a knowledge of, and ability to articulate social work values; the ability to work with diverse populations; strong communication and leadership skills; a commitment to excellence in member services; a thorough understanding of office communication technologies, including social media; the willingness and ability to travel throughout the state; and a knowledge of the cultural diversity of the New Hampshire. Salary range is $26,000 to $28,500.  A relevant undergraduate degree plus at least 2 years of experience in association or other human service management required; college degree required, a graduate degree preferred, with a strong preference for a social work degree.  NASW-New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer.

Email your letter of interest and resume, by closing date of October 19, 2015 to Bernie Seifert; Chair, Executive Director Search Committee at nhnaswedsearch@gmail.com

 

 

NASW Risk Retention Group, Inc partners with Pearl Insurance

Dear NASW Chapter Executive Director,

The NASW Risk Retention Group, Inc. (RRG) is pleased to announce its new business partnership with Pearl Insurance, a nationally recognized, third-party insurance administrator, which will serve as our new administrator for the Liability Insurance Program.  To better service our members, we are upgrading our systems.  We anticipate the enhancement to the upgraded system will be compete on August 26, 2015. CPH & Associates will continue to provide administrative services through the August 25, 2015.

Why a New Administrator?

CPH & Associates was a tremendous asset to us during the launch of the RRG and over the past three years.  However, it is the RRG’s desire to provide the best possible service for NASW members. Therefore, we seek to contract with administrators who offer solid customer service and business solutions for the RRG and NASW Assurance Services (ASI). After careful analysis and consideration, we believe that Pearl Insurance will provide new opportunities for strength in technology, data security and an overall better customer experience for our policyholders.

Why Pearl Insurance?

Pearl Insurance is ranked among the top direct-marketing third-party administrators in the United States. They are constantly enhancing their customers’ experiences through outstanding one-on-one customer attention. Their trained experts focus on maintaining and improving member experience and relationships.

Pearl’s stability and longevity in the marketplace separates them from others as they have been providing the industry’s leading insurance programs for 60 years. They are uniquely qualified to provide unparalleled service through a combination of product and technology innovation, supported by outstanding customer service.

Just as with our previous administrator, Pearl’s duties include premium billing, collection, claim coordination, customer service responsibilities, and new and renewal application processing.  We believe that the new administrator is simply an extension of the NASW RRG services. Therefore, the Pearl Insurance name will not be highly visible to our members.  We will use NASW RRG Plan Administrator when there is any mention of customer service and the plan administrator.

Do members need to take action?

No, members will not need to take action.  This upgrade to the system is expected to be seamless. For that reason, we are not informing our policyholders about the new administrator.  We are prepared to address any individual questions or concerns from our policyholders.

Beginning on August 26, 2015, members interested in purchasing a new policy, renewing their current coverage or have any questions regarding their current NASW-Endorsed liability product, the NASW RRG Plan Administrator customer service representatives will be available at 888-278-0038 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST to answer any questions. Members may also inquire about the NASW-Endorsed Liability Insurance Program by sending an email to: customerservice@naswinsure.com or visiting www.naswinsure.com for additional information.

Your cooperation and patience as we work with Pearl to achieve a seamless, smooth and efficient enhancement of administrators is appreciated.  The RRG has a lot of work and many challenges ahead, but the staff implementation team is working tirelessly to ensure success. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor this process well after August 26th and will be here to assist our member policyholders should any experience a problem.

NASW Chapter questions regarding the transition should be directed to Patty Dold, Deliver Solutions Leader, (301) 644-5402 or pdold@naswasi.org.

Sincerely,

Tony Benedetto

Chief Executive Officer

NASW Assurance Services