Governor signs VA legislation
June 11. 2018 9:25PM
MANCHESTER — Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation on Monday that allows doctors and other medical professionals who work at the Manchester VA Medical Center to treat VA patients at New Hampshire hospitals.
Senate Bill 488 formalizes an executive order Sununu issued last year after pipes burst at the Manchester VA, crippllng several treatment areas and operating rooms.
The bill suspends licensure requirements for certain physicians, nurses and physician assistants employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at the Manchester VA Medical Center through June 30, 2019.
VA doctors, physician assistants and nurses without a New Hampshire medical license can practice at any medical facility in New Hampshire.
Their credentials must remain in good standing in the state or country where they had been licensed before accepting the VA job in Manchester.
Sununu hailed the change as a “new model now being replicated around the country.”