Reports: Legislative

July 15, 2011
HCR 187 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH create a pilot program to screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID). The resolution further requested that DHH submit a report to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare that recommends whether SCID testing warrants permanent inclusion in the state’s newborn screening program. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency disorder that causes premature death, usually in the first few months of life.
July 05, 2011
HB 1198 of the 2010 Regular Session provided for the transfer of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) from the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the Louisiana Workforce Commisson (LWC) and DHH. The bill required LWC and DHH to report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare on the cost of transferring LRS programs from DSS to DHH and LWC.
April 06, 2011
HCR 234 of the 2010 Regular Session required DHH to create a task force to study funding options for services for persons with disabilities and the elderly and to report findings and recommendations of the study to the House Committee on Health and Welfare, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Senate Committee on Finance.
April 06, 2011
HB 930 (specifically R.S. 28:916(B)) requires DHH to submit an annual report to the legislature detailing the services provided by each human services district operating in the state, a financial summary of the operations of each district, and other information demonstrating the performance of each district.
April 06, 2011
HCR 185 of the 2008 Regular Session requested that DHH, the Department of Insurance, and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors investigate the health risks associated with living in homes that contain drywall imported from China, to study the potential homeowners insurance coverage issues, including triggers, endorsements, and exclusions to policies that are related to drywall imported from China, and to determine whether such material should be identified as a substandard, unsafe building material, and report findings and recommendations to the legislature.
March 14, 2011
HCR 110 required state agencies to report certain information and statistics to the Latino Commission regarding delivery of services to Spanish-speaking, limited English proficiency persons.
March 11, 2011
HB 246 of the 2007 Regular Session provides for the certification of medication attendants to work in licensed nursing homes until August 1, 2011. The bill also required annual interim reports to the House and Senate health and welfare committees until the expiration of the pilot program.
March 11, 2011
HCR 202 created the Healthcare-Acquired Infections Advisory Group within DHH and asked the group to identify the most health-compromising and costly healthcare-acquired infections in Louisiana, to rank them in order of severity and prevalence, to provide health care providers with strategies to combat healthcare-acquired infections, to determine a cost-effective method to use infection information currently reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and to provide this information in a manner that allows the public access to this data. The resolution required the group to compile these findings in a written report to be submitted to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
February 08, 2011
HCR 94 of the 2010 Regular Session directed DHH to streamline the Direct Service Worker Registry process and submit a written report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare detailing its findings and conclusions.
February 08, 2011
In response to HR 150 of the 2010 Regular Session, the Medical Vendor Credentialing Task Force was formed within DHH. Its task was to study and make recommendations for the establishment of a uniform and reciprocal medical vendor credentialing system. The resolution required that the task force’s recommendations be submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare.