Reports: Legislative

January 14, 2011
In response to Act 303 of the 2010 Regular Session, the Opioid Treatment Program Needs Assessment Task Force was formed. The task force was charged with conducting a statewide assessment of needs for services of methadone maintenance programs (opioid treatment programs). The task force was directed to submit a report of its findings to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
June 29, 2010
HCR 226 and SR 113 of the 2009 Regular Session created the Home Visiting Advisory Council, whose charge was to develop a plan to utilize potential federal funding for home visiting programs in the state. The resolutions requested that the plan be submitted to the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees. The resolutions asked that the plan outline existing home visiting programs in the state, evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs, identify the gaps in home visitation in the state, identify the infrastructure, training, and technical assistance that will be needed to achieve and support the evidence-based home visiting program system, and recommend how the state can be prepared to respond to potential federal funding opportunities.
June 24, 2010
SCR 83 of the 2008 Regular Session requires biannual reports to the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees regarding the progress of the BrightStart initiative. The BrightStart initiative is a federally funded effort to design and implement a comprehensive early childhood system for children ages 0-5.
June 14, 2010
In response to HCR 188 of the 2009 Regular Session, DHH studied the effects on human health and the environment by the operations of the Lafarge Cement Factory in Gert Town, New Orleans. The resolution required DHH to report its findings and recommendations to the House and Senate health and welfare committees.
June 14, 2010
The Louisiana Commission on Addictive Disorders Report is an annual report to the governor and to the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees detailing the activities of the commission and the office for addictive disorders for the previous year and recommendations as to future programs.
June 09, 2010
This presentation summarizes DHH Secretary Alan Levine's testimony to the Louisiana House of Representatives on DHH's response efforts to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
June 09, 2010
These documents summarize provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related legislation (commonly referred to together as federal health care reform) and show the potential impact of federal health care reform on state government.
May 20, 2010
HR 1 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH study the feasibility of requiring the placement of automated external defibrillators in schools and required that a written report of findings and recommendations be submitted to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
May 20, 2010
HB 551 of the 2009 Regular Session created the Seafood Safety Task Force within DHH. The bill required the task force to obtain the method in which imported seafood is inspected in Louisiana, the frequency of inspections of imported seafood, the substances for which imported seafood are currently being tested, and the results of sampling analysis of potentially harmful substances in imported seafood. The bill further required the task force to compile the results of these findings and develop seafood and safety recommendations to be reported to the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees and the House and Senate Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committees.
May 14, 2010
This report summarizes our analysis of the Business Plan to rebuild the Medical Center of Louisiana New Orleans (MCLNO), which will operate as a non-profit corporation and will be named “University Medical Center” (UMC).