Reports: Legislative

October 01, 2014
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response to Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 127 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session which urged the Department of Health and Hospitals to develop a plan for the creation of a demonstration program to coordinate and integrate the health care for persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
September 22, 2014
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits this correspondence in response to House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 208 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature which urged the Department of Health and Hospitals to develop a formula that demonstrates an equitable funding distribution for the human service districts and authorities (HSDA).
September 03, 2014
DHH submits the attached response to SR 162 and HR 173 of the 2014 Regular Session regarding the Mental Health Emergency Room Extension previously in operation at Earl K. Long Medical Center and concerning how services formerly delivered there will be resumed in the community of Baton Rouge.
April 04, 2014
In response to the reporting requirements set forth in the Louisiana Revised Statute 17:282.4 the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached report to the Senate and House Committees on Education on the status and effectiveness of the programs established.
March 11, 2014
In response HR 211 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. HR 211 directed DHH to study means for improving access to and reliability of nonemergency medial transportation (NEMT) for Medicaid enrollees and to submit its findings to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
March 06, 2014
Report to the House of Representatives Louisiana State Legislature - March 15, 2013. The report was produced as a result of a six month study of long term care financing, including: research, analysis, presentations from subject matter experts, debate, discussion and dialogue among the members and stakeholders. The methodology of the work of the study group utilized consensus decision-making. While participants may not necessarily agree with every statement within the report, the report does reflect the overall consensus of the study group.
February 28, 2014
In response to HR 102 of the 2013 Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached report on the results of the school-located vaccination programs which addresses barriers to the expansion of the programs and proposes options for sustaining existing programs to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
February 19, 2014
In response to SCR 41 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. SCR 41 directed DHH to examine the benefits of routine nutritional screening and therapeutic nutrition treatment for those who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, as well as examine the benefits of nutrition screening and therapeutic nutrition treatment as part of the standard for evidenced-based hospital care.
February 03, 2014
In response to HR 218 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. HR 218 directed DHH 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.
January 31, 2014
In response to HR 176 of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached report regarding the quantity of behavioral health treatment, including both mental illness and substance abuse from the hospitals and behavioral health treatment facilities in behavioral health services regions 6, 7 and 8.