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2023 Legislative Session

Here are the top bills that NHPA is watching during this legislative session. For the most up to date information about the status of a bill, visit: 

Top Ten Bills to Watch

House Bill 337-FN

Relative to directing the office of professional licensure and certification to provide notice of public meetings and an opportunity for comment from the public, and creating a new attorney II position. (Merchant)

NHPA Position: Support

  • Passed House; roll call vote 387-0

  • Passed Senate with Amendment; voice vote

  • House concurred with Senate Amendment; voice vote

  • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR (8/8/23)

House Bill 2-FN-A-L

Relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures. (Weyler)

  • Signed by the Governor on June 30, 2023

  • Effective Date:  July 1, 2023

House Bill 66

(New Title) Establishing a committee to study non-pharmacological treatment options for patients with chronic pain. (Merchant)

NHPA Position: Monitor.   

  • See also: HB 554:FN.

  • Signed by the Governor on April 26, 2023.  Chapter 3

  • Effective Date: April 26, 2023

House Bill 223

Relative to prescription refills. (Dan McGuire)

NHPA Position: Monitor

  • Signed by the Governor on May 4, 2023.  Chapter 22

  • Effective Date:  January 1, 2024

House Bill 287

(New Title) Removing fentanyl and xylazine testing equipment from the definition of drug paraphernalia in the controlled drug act. (Newell). 

NHPA Position: Monitor

  • Signed by the Governor on August 4, 2023.  Chapter 186

  • Effective Date: October 3, 2023

House Bill 426

Relative to the regulation of pharmacists-in-charge and pharmacies. (Rochefort)

 

NHPA Position: Support

  • Signed by the Governor on July 28, 2023.  Chapter 152

  • Effective Date:  September 26, 2023

House Bill 500

Relative to prescribing opioids via telehealth medicine. (Hakken-Phillips)

NHPA Position: Monitor.  The intent is to expand access to telehealth. 

  • Signed by the Governor on May 12, 2023.  Chapter 25

  • Effective Date:  May 12, 2023

House Bill 594-FN

Relative to the licensure of out-of-state applicants to boards or commissions organized under the office of professional licensure and certification. (Schapiro)

 

NHPA Position: Monitor.

  • Signed by the Governor on June 8, 2023.  Chapter 111

  • Effective Date: August 27, 2023

House Bill 655-FN

Relative to the office of professional licensure and certification. (Carol McGuire)

NHPA Position: Monitor

  • Signed by the Governor on June 28, 2023.  Chapter 112

  • Effective Date;  July 1, 2023

Senate Bill 35

Relative to RSV vaccine administration. (Rosenwald)

NHPA Position: Support

  • Preferred language would be to allow for all vaccines approved by the CDC.

  • Signed by the Governor on June 1, 2023.  Chapter 53

  • Effective Date:  June 1, 2023

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