Reports: Legislative

December 21, 2017
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
December 05, 2017
The AMPAR report summarizes the activities of each agency relating to management and program analysis, outstanding accomplishments, areas of significant progress and specific management/operational issues that exist within each agency.
October 09, 2017
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
October 05, 2017
In response to ACT 96 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. Act 96 directed DHH to conduct a review and identify any legislation which has been implemented and has been operational for at least six months in the prior year that affects the department, its revenue, agencies, or other entities under its control and has a fiscal impact which as increased by the amount of one million dollars or more over the amount of the fiscal note as the bill was enacted.
August 16, 2017
R.S. 40:2019 requires the Louisiana Child Death Review Panel to report to the legislature concerning the causes of unexpected deaths of infants and children below the age of fourteen.
August 16, 2017
In response to the reporting requirements set forth in R.S. 39:198 and ACT 539 of the 2010 Regular Session of the Legislature, Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached memorandum and accompanying documents relative to the Calendar Year 2017 extension of the contract for fiscal intermediary services between the Department of Health (LDH) and Molina Information Systems.
July 27, 2017
SB 337 of the 2008 Regular Session required DHH to provide that as a condition of payment of uncompensated care costs, all state and non-state hospitals and other health care facilities, excluding rural hospitals included in the Rural Hospital Preservation Act, report to DHH patient specific data on the amount and type of uncompensated care provided and all requested data on the amount and type of other services and activities financed by uncompensated care payments. The bill further directs DHH to provide a quarterly summary of reported information to the governor and to the legislature.
July 26, 2017
HCR 51 of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session requires the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to submit a report to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget at least thirty days prior to submission of any documentation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relative to obtaining approval to implement the hospital assessment outlined in the resolution.
July 06, 2017
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.
April 12, 2017
In accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 87 of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached report. House Concurrent Resolution 87 requested LDH study whether the effects of an abortion induced with drugs or chemicals can be reversed, and report the findings and recommendations.