Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
May 25, 2022
9:00 a.m.
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 
* Agenda Revised May 24, 2022, 6:56 pm *
Revision Notes: *Time change to 9:00 a.m.

 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 May 18, 2022

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 SR129HEWITTNURSES - Requests the Nursing Supply and Demand Council to study and make recommendations to improve statewide nurse retention in response to the nursing workforce shortage.
 SR131CATHEYWOMEN - Establishes the Study Commission on Maternal Health and Wellbeing to make recommendations on connecting pregnant women and new mothers, particularly in rural and underserved areas, with resources for the health and wellbeing of the mother and child.
 HCR65ECHOLSHEALTH - Urges and requests the Louisiana Alzheimer's Coalition to submit its Alzheimer's state plan no later than March 31, 2023
 HCR80CREWSPUBLIC HEALTH/OFFICE - Directs the office of public health to conduct a comprehensive assessment of this state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
 HCR88ECHOLSMEDICAID - Urges and requests the La. Department of Health to utilize increased collections from pharmacy rebates to increase rates for primary care providers in the Medicaid program
 HCR93EMERSONHEALTH/WOMEN'S - Commends and honors the pregnancy care centers of Louisiana
 HCR94DUPLESSISCHILDREN - Requests a study regarding the potential establishment of a program to provide children born to low- to moderate-income parents with a trust that, at maturity, can be used for postsecondary education, the purchase of a home, or formation of a business
 HCR99BAGLEYMEDICAID - Requests the La. Department of Health to fully utilize the NASPO ValuePoint process to procure Medicaid management information system components and services
 HB117ECHOLSDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to prescribing, administering, and dispensing of drugs for off-label use
 HB190TRAVIS JOHNSONMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Authorizes certain nurse practitioners to recommend medical marijuana to patients
 HB278ECHOLSINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides requirements for the Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model (EN INCREASE EX See Note)
 HB291EDMONDSNURSING HOMES - Requires all nursing homes to maintain in effect emergency preparedness plans approved by the La. Department of Health
 HB384WHEATHEALTH CARE/FACILITIES - Requires pediatric day health care facilities to provide for installation and operation of cameras at their premises
 HB459CHARLES OWENHEALTH CARE - Enacts the Life-Sustaining Care Act (RE INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB505JEFFERSONHEALTH/EMERG MED SERVICE - Provides with respect to certified ambulance operators
 HB588LACOMBEMEDICAL MARIJUANA - Removes the termination provision applicable to the therapeutic use of marijuana law
 HB600FRIEMANVACCINES/VACCINATION - Provides for release of opt-out information to the public when state law requires a vaccination or immunization
 HB850FRIEMANMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Provides relative to medical malpractice claims
 HB910THOMASATHLETICS/TRAINERS - Provides relative to athletic training
 HB933STAGNINURSING HOMES - Provides relative to emergency preparedness among licensed nursing homes (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB958DUSTIN MILLERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Provides for licensure and regulation of nurse staffing agencies by the Louisiana Department of Health (EN +$254,189 GF EX See Note)
 HB968PHELPSHEALTH/SICKLE CELL ANEM - Establishes a state sickle cell disease registry (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB990PRESSLYVACCINES/VACCINATION - Provides relative to the prohibition of vaccination mandates
 HB1012LYONSMEDICAID - Provides relative to non-emergency medical transportation services within the La. Medicaid program
 HB1066TURNERHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Provides relative to clinical laboratory personnel

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE
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