This bill proposes the establishment of a committee to study consent and confidentiality laws related to adolescent and young adult health care in New Hampshire. The committee will consist of two members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate President, and three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House. The duties of the committee include reviewing current health care consent laws, confidentiality laws, soliciting testimony from relevant individuals or organizations, and assessing areas of health care not covered under existing parental consent laws. The committee is required to report its findings and recommendations by November 1, 2024.

The fiscal note attached to the bill indicates that there is no direct fiscal impact on state, county, or local revenues or expenditures. However, the bill does not provide funding to cover potential indeterminate expenditures that may arise from its implementation. The bill also does not authorize new positions. The bill creates a private right of action, allowing parents to sue for violations of the consent requirements, which could lead to indeterminate costs for the state or local government entities that may be defendants in such civil suits. The Judicial Branch has provided cost estimates for individual civil cases that could result from the bill, but the total number of cases and overall financial impact are indeterminate.