Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
May 11, 2022
10:00 a.m.
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 
* Agenda Revised May 10, 2022, 4:37 pm *
Revision Notes: *ADDS HB 826

 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 May 4, 2022

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 SR104FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to study and make recommendations on the use of pooled trusts by certain Medicaid enrollees over the age of 65.
 HCR3BAGLEYVACCINES/VACCINATION - Repeals administrative rules of the La. Department of Health adding COVID vaccines to the state immunization schedule and requiring schools to prohibit in-person attendance by certain unvaccinated students
 HCR4BUTLERMEDICAID - Increases Medicaid reimbursement to intermediate care facilities for resident leave of absence days (EN +$676,087 GF EX See Note)
 HCR38DAVISEXCEPTIONAL PERSONS - Forms a working group to study the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions
 HCR39BUTLERWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Requests a study and recommendations concerning barriers to hiring of direct support professionals who provide Medicaid-covered services to people with disabilities
 HCR40TURNERMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to study and report on the costs of providing nursing services in certain Medicaid-funded programs and facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
 HCR44DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH - Creates and provides for the Health Disparities in Rural Areas Task Force
 HCR45BAGLEYHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Requests a comprehensive assessment and report on substance use disorder treatment capacity and needs statewide
 HB55BUTLERMEDICAID - Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain residents of intermediate care facilities (EN +$1,380,557 GF EX See Note)
 HB90MARCELLEHEALTH/LDH - Creates the office on women's health within the La. Department of Health and provides for the duties and functions of the office (EG INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB189BAGLEYHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for settings in which medication attendant services may be provided
 HB197TURNERATHLETICS - Provides relative to the comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics
 HB203MAGEEVITAL RECORDS/DEATH CERT - Provides relative to the timeline for the issuance of death certificates
 HB275BAGLEYSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Department of Children and Family Services
 HB286TURNERMEDICAID MANAGED CARE - Provides relative to healthcare provider credentialing in the Medicaid managed care program
 HB312DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Enacts reforms to address workplace violence in healthcare settings (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB314TURNERLEGISLATION - Makes technical corrections to various provisions of law within and relating to the subject matter of the legislative committees on health and welfare
 HB334DUPLESSISHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Provides relative to employment with behavioral health services providers of peer support specialists
 HB335DUPLESSISMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to behavioral health
 HB347TURNERHOSPITALS - Provides relative to factors which qualify hospitals for major teaching hospital status
 HB497TURNERHEALTH - Exempts certain facilities that provide home dialysis drugs or devices from the provisions of the La. Pharmacy Practice Act
 HB505JEFFERSONHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Provides with respect to certified ambulance operators
 HB784DUPLESSISHEALTH - Provides relative to universal perinatal mood disorder screening for primary care doctors
 HB826BAGLEYHEALTH/BEHAVIORAL - Includes addiction counselors and other behavioral health providers within the definition of "healthcare provider" in the La. Telehealth Access Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE
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