Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
May 27, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Room E

* Agenda Revised May 27, 2020, 8:38 am *
Revision Notes: Added HB330, HB838, HB610, HCR91, HB702


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 HB158MARINOMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes the recommendation of medical marijuana in treating certain neurodegenerative diseases and conditions
 HB242MIKE JOHNSONNURSES/NURSING PROGRAMS - Provides relative to the student passage rate required by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
 HB330LYONSHEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT - Adds chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia to the set of conditions qualifying a patient for treatment with medical marijuana
 HB435JORDANHEALTH/MEDICAL TREATMENT - Provides relative to nonconsensual pelvic or rectal examinations by health care providers and medical students
 HB591LARVADAINBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission
 HB610LANDRYHEALTH/CHILDREN - Provides relative to forensic medical examinations of minors
 HB615SEABAUGHMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Provides relative to donors or prospective donors of an organ or tissue
 HB619TURNERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Authorizes the La. Board of Pharmacy to charge fees for permitting of pharmacy benefit managers and provides for the frequency with which the board may assess other fees (RE +$20,000 SG RV See Note)
 HB702BAGLEYHEALTH SERVICES - Provides with respect to the practice of physician assistants
 HB729MARCELLECHILDREN - Establishes the Council on the Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers and repeals the termination of the Children's Cabinet (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB822ROBBY CARTERHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Revises the Addictive Disorders Practice Act
 HB836JORDANDENTISTRY - Provides relative to waiver of certain dental licensing requirements during a declared state of emergency
 HB838LYONSMEDICAID MANAGED CARE - Provides relative to nonemergency, non-ambulance medical transportation services delivered through the Medicaid managed care program (RE +$154,188 GF EX See Note)
 HCR57MCFARLANDMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to issue regular reports of data on Medicaid enrollees with private insurance or offers of employer-sponsored health coverage
 HCR73SCHEXNAYDERHEALTH - Requests an update from the Louisiana Department of Health and the division of administration on efforts to establish an application or system to track the incidence and spread of COVID-19
 HCR91LANDRYHEALTH SERVICES - Requests a study of the adequacy of health services provided to persons incarcerated in state correctional facilities


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