Reports: Behavioral Health

January 22, 2024
Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:772 requires the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to submit a report on the regional addictive disorder services currently provided through the Local Governing Entities (LGEs).
December 27, 2023
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).
June 30, 2022
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.
December 28, 2018
Annually, the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health is required to prepare an annual report of all administrative rulemaking procedures taken over the past year and submit the report to the House Committee on Health and Welfare and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.
June 29, 2009
HCR 184 of the 2008 Regular Session created the Mental Health Care Improvement Task Force to study the ongoing mental health crisis in Louisiana and to report to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
March 27, 2008
In 1995 the Louisiana Compulsive Gambling Committee was established to study the gambling behaviors, infrastructure, and interventions available to Louisiana residents. The increase in legal gambling age and the establishment of the Problem Gamblers Helpline and CORE-Center of Recovery treatment facility occurred in great part from the recommendations of this committee. One additional recommendation was to conduct comprehensive, empirically” driven studies on problem and pathological gambling in Louisiana.
February 15, 2005
HCR312 and SR119 were passed in the 2004 Regular Session. They both call for DHH to “investigate, study, and develop a plan or strategy to modernize and improve the state mental health system, focusing particularly on an assessment of the current operation and maintenance of East Louisiana Mental Health System, Central Louisiana State Hospital, New Orleans Adolescent Hospital and Southeast Louisiana State Hospital, with the resulting plan or strategy detailing how Louisiana can modify the current system to reflect the best practices in mental health care today".