Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
April 20, 2022
9:30 a.m.
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 April 13, 2022

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 SR38TALBOTHEALTH CARE - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study programs implemented in other states or through Medicaid waiver programs to evaluate options for delaying institutionalization for frail elders.
 SCR28FOILBEHAVIOR ANALYSTS - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana commercial health insurance payors to increase reimbursement rates for autism therapy services.
 SB29CATHEYHEALTH CARE - Prohibits discrimination against healthcare professionals and provides for protection of healthcare professional credentials. (8/1/22)
 SB60CATHEYSUBSTANCE ABUSE - Provides for the screening of birth mothers to provide assistance with substance use treatment and other resources. (8/1/22) (OR NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 SB104MIZELLHEALTH CARE - Provides relative to telephone access in outpatient abortion facilities. (gov sig)
 SB147MIZELLSEX OFFENSES - Provides for sexual assault survivors to have access to certain documents from the forensic medical exam. (8/1/22)
 SB195HEWITTNURSES - Provides relative to safe harbor protections for nurses. (8/1/22)
 SB213LUNEAUBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program. (gov sig)
 SB286LUNEAUOCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS - Provides for licensure and qualifications of massage therapists. (8/1/22)
 SB464TALBOTMEDICAID - Provides relative to Medicaid coverage for genetic testing of critically ill infants with no diagnosis. (8/1/22) (EG +$937,115 GF EX See Note)

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE
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