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.