CHAPTER 52

HB 1003 - FINAL VERSION

 

10Mar2022... 0702h

2022 SESSION

22-2209

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1003

 

AN ACT prohibiting health care providers from refusing to provide care or services based on patient vaccination status.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushman, Hills. 2; Rep. Kelsey, Hills. 7; Rep. Blasek, Hills. 21; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Roy, Rock. 32; Rep. Pauer, Hills. 26; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a patient shall not be denied admission, care, or services based solely on the patient's vaccination status.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10Mar2022... 0702h 22-2209

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT prohibiting health care providers from refusing to provide care or services based on patient vaccination status.

 

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

 

52:1  New Paragraph; Patients' Bill of Rights; Vaccination Status.  Amend RSA 151:21 by inserting after paragraph XXI the following new paragraph:

XXII.  The patient shall not be denied admission, care, or services based solely on the patient's vaccination status.

52:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 20, 2022

Effective Date: May 20, 2022