House Committee on Health and Welfare
May 18, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Room 5


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 HB472MARINOMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Provides relative to specialty licenses for the production of medical marijuana and the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (OR INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 SB48POPEHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to continuing education requirements imposed by the Louisiana Board of Hearing Aid Dealers. (1/1/22)
 SB93POPEHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Provides relative to telehealth services provided by licensed hearing aid dealers. (8/1/21) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB150BARROWGROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM - Requires the Office of Group Benefits to cover bariatric surgery techniques for the treatment of severe obesity. (8/1/21) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB151BARROWCHILDREN - Enacts the Foster Youth's Bill of Rights for youth ages fourteen through eighteen in foster care. (gov sig) (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB155BOUIECOUNSELING/GUIDANCE - Provides relative to the Louisiana Social Work Practice Act. (1/1/22)
 SB194BOUDREAUXNURSING HOMES - Provides for an extension to the moratorium on additional beds for nursing facilities. (8/1/21)


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