DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program
126-A:96 Advisory Council Established.
I. There is hereby established an advisory council to carry out the duties under this subdivision. Members of the council shall not be compensated for serving on the council, or serve on the council for more than one 5-year term except for the attorney general, or designee, or the commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee. The members of the council shall be as follows:
(a) A member of the board of medicine, appointed by such board.
(b) A member of the pharmacy board, appointed by such board.
(c) A member of the board of dental examiners, appointed by such board.
(d) A member of the New Hampshire board of nursing, appointed by such board.
(e) A member of the board of veterinary medicine, appointed by such board.
(f) A physician appointed by the New Hampshire Medical Society.
(g) A dentist appointed by the New Hampshire Dental Society.
(h) A chief of police appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police.
(i) A community pharmacist appointed jointly by the New Hampshire Pharmacists Association, the New Hampshire Independent Pharmacy Association, and the New Hampshire Association of Chain Drug Stores.
(j) Two public members appointed by the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery, one of whom may be a member of the commission.
(k) A hospital administrator appointed by the New Hampshire Hospital Association.
(l) A nurse practitioner appointed by the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association.
(m) A veterinarian appointed by the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.
(n) The attorney general, or designee.
(o) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.
(p) A member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
(q) Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
II. The council shall:
(a) Make recommendations to the department relating to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the program, including recommendations relating to:
(3) Sources of funding, including grant funds and other sources of federal, private, or state funds;
(b) Review the program's annual report and make recommendations to the department regarding the operation of the program.
(c) Provide ongoing advice and consultation on the implementation and operation of the program, including recommendations relating to:
(1) Changes in the program to reflect advances in technology and best practices.
(2) Changes to statutory requirements.
(3) The design and implementation of an ongoing evaluation component of the program.
(d) Advise the commissioner regarding the implementation of this subdivision.
(e) Adopt rules necessary for the operation of the council.
(f) Develop a mission statement for the program and strategic goals for its implementation, develop metrics in conjunction with the legislative budget assistant to measure the program's efficient operation, review the performance of the program against the metrics, and make recommendations to the program and ensure they are incorporated.
III. The council shall meet at least quarterly to effectuate its goals. A chairperson shall be elected by the members. A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Action by the council shall require the approval of a majority of the members of the council.
IV. Members of the advisory council, previously established in RSA 318-B:38, shall be appointed as members of the advisory council established under this section to the extent possible.
Source. 2021, 91:45, eff. July 1, 2021.