As physicians, we see families faced with untenable situations, choosing between their livelihoods and income and the need to heed our medical advice for their family’s well-being.
Senate Bill 1 aims to create a paid family and medical leave program for New Hampshire but was vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu.
This program is critical to the health of families both in the short and long term, allowing them to take paid time off to care for themselves and family members. The New Hampshire Medical Society, the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians, the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society and the New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urge the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate to override the governor’s veto of SB 1 when they have the opportunity to do so this week.