Category: Health Care

HB 726 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: NH House

Description: Requires the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to work together to operate the secure psychiatric unit of the state prison as a hospital until a new secure psychiatric hospital is built. This bill also tasks DHHS with constructing a new secure multi-purpose forensic psychiatric hospital. The House amended the bill to instead establish a Secure Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Advisory Council to assist DHHS in planning and constructing a new secure multi-purpose forensic psychiatric hospital. The Senate amended the bill to once again require DHHS to construct a new secure forensic psychiatric hospital.

Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/26/2019

Next Voting Date: Thu, 04/11/2019

Bill Status

Tabled in the Senate
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: No
Signed by Governor: No

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