Reports: Legislative

January 14, 2016
On behalf of the Obesity Prevention and Management Commission, DHH submits the attached report which was prepared in response to ACT 580 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session relative to the creation of the Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission within the Department of Health and Hospitals; to provide for membership; to provide for the functions of the commission; to provide for termination of the legislative authority for the commission; to provide for an effective date ; and to provide for related matters.
January 05, 2016
SCR 132 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session directed DHH to conduct a study on access to psychiatric medications and costs for non-access to such medications.
March 16, 2015
DHH submits this correspondence in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 62 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature which requested the Department of Health and Hospitals to seek a Medicaid state plan amendment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include as a Medicaid service the Tdap vaccine to pregnant women and to provide a cost analysis to the legislature for providing this Medicaid service.
February 13, 2015
DHH submits the attached response to HCR 109 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session relative to the request to study the feasibility, desirability, and practicality of a mode of transportation other than an ambulance to transport a patient in a nonemergency situation.
February 13, 2015
DHH submits the attached response to SR 29 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session which directed the Department of Health and Hospitals to create a working group to develop strategies to decrease primary care utilization in emergency rooms in hospitals across Louisiana and SCR 47 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session which urged and requested DHH to study the feasibility, desirability, and practicality of alternative transportation sites (i.e. urgent care clinics) for patients who access emergency medical services via the 911 system and the use of ambulance service providers and suppliers to assist with training and management of this population.
February 13, 2015
DHH submits the attached correspondence in response to House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 195 which urged and requested the Department to study and make changes to the provisions of the state Sanitary Code which provides for minimum lot size restrictions, including but not limited to those provisions relative to sewerage systems, to address the negative impact of those provisions on economic development within the state of Louisiana, with a specific focus on the prohibitive effect of the provisions on the development of land surrounding False River in Pointe Coupee Parish.
February 03, 2015
DHH response to SCR 39 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session which urged and requested DHH to study the most effective means to ensure the proper utilization of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medications in Louisiana.
February 03, 2015
The attached report is submitted on behalf of the Food Safety Modernization Act Study Committee in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 178 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature which urged the committee to study and make recommendations with respect to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
February 03, 2015
DHH response to House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 201 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature which authorized and requested DHH to study the feasibility of providing a choice of fiscal/employer agents, including a Louisiana-based option, to Medicaid enrollees who hire a direct service worker as a home-based attendant through a waiver program administered by the department.
January 14, 2015
Act 212 of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature requires the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to submit annual reports concerning the Bayou Health program to the Legislature’s Senate and House Committees on Health and Welfare. The following Bayou Health Transparency Report: Calendar Year (CY) 2013 is intended to provide all information outlined in Act 212 for the second annual report to the Legislature.