Representative Jerry Knirk (D)

Carroll - District 3

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Home Address

30 Clancy Road
Freedom, NH  03836-4406
Seat #: 4020

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3565
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs to consider all matters concerning the health of the inhabitants of the state; vital statistics; medical and related professions; the administration of welfare activities by the state government; matters relating to the special needs of our elderly citizens and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
3rd term in the NH House
BS Chemical Physics, Michigan State University 1974
MD, Harvard Medical School 1978
Surgery Residency Beth Israel Hospital 1978-1980
Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency 1980-1983
Orthopedic spine surgeon at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and at the Beth Israel Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Faulkner Hospital, Boston 1984-2007
Non-operative spine physician at Saco River Medical Group in Conway, 2007-2015
Married with 3 adult children
Local Government Involvement
Board chair Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham NH 2009-2016
Miscellaneous Information:
NH Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board--member 2019-present, Chair 2020
NH State Health Assessment/State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council, Vice-Chair, 2020
Medical Advisory Group of The COVID Alliance Senior Support Team member 2020
Commission to Study Current Mental Health Procedures for Involuntary Commitment--member 2018
Mushroom Foraging Study Commission--Chair 2019
Committee to study Providing Certain Health Care Services While Ensuring Increased Access to Affordable Health Care Services in Rural Area of the State--member 2019
Committee to Study the Administrative Mechanisms for Permitting Growing Hemp in NH Consistent with the Federal Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 and Determining Labeling Requirements for Hemp Products Sold in NH member 2019