Reports: Legislative

January 29, 2018
HR 155 urges the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to study certain tax-related and health-related issues associated with electronic cigarettes and other vapor products, and to report the findings of the study to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
January 23, 2018
HR 208 required this report be submitted to the House Committee on Health and Welfare by the Louisiana Bullying Awareness and Treatment Task force; charged with developing a comprehensive, coordinated plan to prevent bullying and address the mental health needs of youths who are victims of bullying as well as youths who are involved in bullying.
January 09, 2018
HCR 86 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session, requests the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to submit plans for implementing hospital payment reform within the Medicaid program.
December 29, 2017
The Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached report in response to Act 311 of the 2013 Regular Session. Act 311 requests DHH to report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare the incidence and causes of all re-hospitalizations of infants born premature at less than thirty-seven weeks gestational age and who are within the first six months of life.
December 29, 2017
In response to HB 490/ACT 88 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached Year-End Report. This legislation creates the Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) to the Drug Policy Board and further requires the establishment of an Interagency Heroin and Opioid Coordination Plan to be submitted annually.
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
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.