Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
May 26, 2021
9:00 a.m.
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 SR82MIZELLMEDICAID - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study Medicaid reimbursements for nonopioid pain treatment and opioid alternatives.
 SR107HEWITTTANF - Requests the legislative auditor to conduct an efficiency audit of the Department of Children and Family Services' administration of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
 SR108LUNEAUMALPRACTICE - Requests the Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund Board to gather certain information and present their findings to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.
 HB79MCMAHENMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to treatment facilities for mental health patients
 HB172BUTLERMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (EN +$292,352 GF EX See Note)
 HB184MACKLEGISLATION - Designates Act No. 259 of the 2020 Regular Session as "The Remy Hidalgo Act"
 HB197CHARLES OWENLICENSING - Provides relative to occupational licenses for dependents of healthcare professionals
 HB316DAVISCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Adds mucopolysaccharidosis type I and glycogen storage disorder type II to the state's newborn screening panel (EN +$187,717 GF EX See Note)
 HB317KERNERFEES/LICENSES/PERMITS - Establishes a fee to support testing and monitoring for harmful substances in imported seafood (EN +$7,500 SD RV See Note)
 HB447BUTLERHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Provides relative to employment in intermediate care facilities on nonlicensed persons convicted of certain offenses
 HB522SELDERSCHILDREN/DCFS - Provides relative to processing of reports of child abuse and neglect by the Dept. of Children and Family Services
 HB531PRESSLYBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE

ADJOURNMENT
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