Reports: Legislative

December 14, 2011
HCR 180 of the 2011 Regular Session requests that DHH, in conjunction with the Board of Regents, study the effectiveness of current licensure and certification functions for the profession of midwifery.
August 26, 2011
HR 110 of the 2011 Regular Session requests that DHH study rules relative to the preparation and sale of cane syrup and submit a report to the House Health and Welfare committee which contains recommendations relative to the ability of traditional cane syrup makers to prepare, package, and sell cane syrup produced in open facilities, cast iron kettles, or evaporators.
August 16, 2011
HCR 19 of the 2011 Regular Session requested that DHH minimize the use of complete social security numbers of its clients and report an assessment of client data security to the House and Senate health and welfare committees.
July 22, 2011
SCR 77 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH and the Department of Education (LDOE) collaborate to examine the adequacy of current practices for ensuring the preventative health and well-being of adolescents in Louisiana and submit a report to the legislature of its findings.
July 20, 2011
SCR 77 of the 2010 Regular Session directed DHH to investigate, study, and develop a plan to modernize and improve the state developmental disability centers. The resolution asked for an assessment of the current operation and maintenance of the existing centers and an assessment of the feasibility of repairing or replacing those existing facilities. The resolution required DHH to submit a written report of its findings to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
July 20, 2011
Act 384 of the 2009 Regular Session merged the Offices of Addictive Disorders and Mental Health within DHH to form the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), effective July 1, 2010. Act 384 required that a report be submitted to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare that details the progress of the implementation of OBH.
July 15, 2011
HCR 187 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH create a pilot program to screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID). The resolution further requested that DHH submit a report to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare that recommends whether SCID testing warrants permanent inclusion in the state’s newborn screening program. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency disorder that causes premature death, usually in the first few months of life.
July 05, 2011
HB 1198 of the 2010 Regular Session provided for the transfer of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) from the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the Louisiana Workforce Commisson (LWC) and DHH. The bill required LWC and DHH to report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare on the cost of transferring LRS programs from DSS to DHH and LWC.
April 06, 2011
HCR 234 of the 2010 Regular Session required DHH to create a task force to study funding options for services for persons with disabilities and the elderly and to report findings and recommendations of the study to the House Committee on Health and Welfare, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Senate Committee on Finance.
April 06, 2011
HB 930 (specifically R.S. 28:916(B)) requires DHH to submit an annual report to the legislature detailing the services provided by each human services district operating in the state, a financial summary of the operations of each district, and other information demonstrating the performance of each district.