Reports: Legislative

March 11, 2011
HB 246 of the 2007 Regular Session provides for the certification of medication attendants to work in licensed nursing homes until August 1, 2011. The bill also required annual interim reports to the House and Senate health and welfare committees until the expiration of the pilot program.
March 11, 2011
HCR 202 created the Healthcare-Acquired Infections Advisory Group within DHH and asked the group to identify the most health-compromising and costly healthcare-acquired infections in Louisiana, to rank them in order of severity and prevalence, to provide health care providers with strategies to combat healthcare-acquired infections, to determine a cost-effective method to use infection information currently reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and to provide this information in a manner that allows the public access to this data. The resolution required the group to compile these findings in a written report to be submitted to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
February 08, 2011
HCR 94 of the 2010 Regular Session directed DHH to streamline the Direct Service Worker Registry process and submit a written report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare detailing its findings and conclusions.
February 08, 2011
In response to HR 150 of the 2010 Regular Session, the Medical Vendor Credentialing Task Force was formed within DHH. Its task was to study and make recommendations for the establishment of a uniform and reciprocal medical vendor credentialing system. The resolution required that the task force’s recommendations be submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare.
February 02, 2011
Through HB 76 of the 2010 Regular Session, DHH was authorized to enter into Low-Income and Needy Care Collaborative agreements with qualifying hospitals to ensure access to health care services for the poor and needy. The bill requires DHH to submit quarterly reports to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget prior to making any expenditures provided for in the bill.
February 01, 2011
In response to HB 1185 of the 2010 Regular Session, DHH is required to submit quarterly reports to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget regarding costs and other pertinent data for the New Opportunities Waiver, the Elderly and Disabled Adult Waiver, and the Long-Term Personal Care Services Program.
February 01, 2011
In response to SR 152 and HR 176 of the 2010 Regular Session, DHH was required to study the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Louisiana-based community mental health centers and report the findings and conclusions of the study to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare.
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.