Welcome to the 2020 Legislative Session
The 2020 NH legislative session is in full swing, with a lot of energy around multiple bills. Both the House and the Senate have been busy dealing with many hearings on a variety of bills during the last month.
The Governor gave his State of State address on Thursday, February 13, 2020. This was his opportunity to lay out his administration’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year.
While NHHA has been following many bills of interest to our members, the priority focus areas are workplace safety, reimbursement improvements relative to telemedicine and improvements in the prior authorization process. In addition, we continue to work to ensure that the Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) are protected by strengthening existing licensing statutes to ensure fair and reasonable requirements are adhered to for new licensees opening new services in the CAH service area. And, there are also several licensing bills that we are working on to ensure consistency and efficiencies in the licensing processes as well as improvements to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to allow for integration with hospital medical record systems.
All of the bills that NHHA is following can be found on our web site here.
To download a list of bills affecting hospitals, the RSAs and the effective date, please click here.
Prior Legislative Newsletters