House Subcommittee on Mental Health of House Committee on Health & Welfare
September 26, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Room 5

* Agenda Revised September 27, 2023, 11:41 am *
Revision Notes: Added items j and k


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 Discussion on accessibility to mental healthcare services and the mental healthcare workforce shortage by the following invited boards and associations:
 a. Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
 b. Louisiana State Board of Nursing
 c. Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
 d. Louisiana State Coroner's Association
 e. Louisiana Counseling Association
 f. Louisiana Psychological Association
 g. Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association
 h. Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
 i. National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter
 j. Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants
 k. Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists


Any person who does not feel comfortable giving testimony in person may submit a prepared statement in accordance with House Rule 14.33 in lieu of appearing before the committee:

A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to and received prior to noon on Monday, September 25, 2023, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.