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New Hampshire Senate Panel Takes Up Medical Registry Bill

April 18, 2014

This article was reported by Washington Time.

The Washington Times reported that New Hampshire lawmakers are working to pass more legislation to monitor medical technicians in hopes of averting a similar situation from last year when a technician replaced stolen drugs with saline water tainted with his hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected blood. The medical technician is now serving 39 years in prison for infecting 46 patients in four states with HCV.

The state House of Representatives passed two laws in response to this case, and the Senate currently is reviewing two additional bills. One of the Senate bills would require more allied healthcare professionals, such as medical technicians, to register with a newly created board. Many states across the country require this type of regulation for nurses and doctors but not medical technicians, including four of the states that employed the HCV-infected technician. The other bill before the Senate would require healthcare facilities to implement drug-free workplace policies and to drug-test employees if there is reasonable suspicion of usage.

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