Reports: Legislative

January 20, 2016
HCR 166 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session requested the Department of Health and Hospitals to study a means to facilitate burial of a fetus or fetal remains resulting from a loss of pregnancy at less than twenty weeks' gestation.
January 15, 2016
LDOE, DCFS and DHH submit the attached report in response to ACT 534 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session relative to sex education programs; to provide for legislative findings; to require certain agencies to meet and review state programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; to require a written report to the legislature; and to provide for related matters.
January 14, 2016
On behalf of the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Board, DHH submits the attached written response to HCR 133 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session relative to its study and recommendations for policy and procedural changes concerning services to spinal cord injuries arising from sudden internal medical conditions.
January 14, 2016
DHH response to SCR 128 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session which requested the Department of Health and Hospitals to study the lack of availability of state inspectors to timely complete inspections involved with construction projects.
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.