SENATE BILL 256
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; REQUIRING REPORTS CREATED BY THE HEALTH CARE WORK FORCE WORK GROUP TO ONLY INCLUDE COMPLETE DATA SETS FOR EACH HEALTH CARE PROFESSION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 24-14C-6 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2011, Chapter 152, Section 6, as amended) is amended to read:
"24-14C-6. HEALTH CARE WORK FORCE WORK GROUP--WORK FORCE DATA ANALYSIS--RECRUITMENT PLANNING--STRATEGIC PLAN FOR IMPROVING HEALTH CARE ACCESS--WORK FORCE SURVEY.--The chancellor for health sciences of the university of New Mexico shall convene a health care work force work group that includes representatives of health care consumers; health care providers; organized groups representing physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists and pharmacists; health care work force training institutions; the department of health; the public education department; the higher education department; and the boards. The work group shall:
A. analyze and make recommendations to the legislature regarding incentives to attract qualified individuals, including those from minority groups underrepresented among health care professions, to pursue health care education and practice in New Mexico;
B. develop a short-term plan and a five-year plan to improve health care access, with a draft report on the plans to be submitted to the interim legislative health and human services committee by November 1, 2011. Beginning October 1, 2012, the work group shall make detailed annual reports to the legislative health and human services committee by October 1 of each year. If for any given year there is incomplete data for a particular health care profession, the reports shall only include data from the most recent complete data set for that profession;
C. analyze the collected data and make recommendations to the legislature for building healthier communities and improving health outcomes; and
D. devise an electronic survey, designed to be completed by applicants within fifteen minutes, for boards to provide to applicants for licensure or renewal of licensure, which includes questions regarding the information required pursuant to Subsection C of Section 24-14C-5 NMSA 1978 and any other survey questions that the chancellor and the work group deem appropriate."
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