In response to HR 218 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health (DHH) submits the attached response. HR 218 directed LDH to study the feasibility and impact of requiring Medicaid providers to offer hepatitis C testing to individuals born between 1945 and 1965 and HIV testing to all individuals in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control’s most recent HIV testing guidelines and to submit its findings of the study to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.