The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law.
States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
In response to the reporting requirements set forth in the Louisiana Revised Statute 17:282.4 the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached report to the Senate and House Committees on Education on the status and effectiveness of the programs established.
In response HR 211 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. HR 211 directed DHH to study means for improving access to and reliability of nonemergency medial transportation (NEMT) for Medicaid enrollees and to submit its findings to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
Report to the House of Representatives Louisiana State Legislature - March 15, 2013. The report was produced as a result of a six month study of long term care financing, including: research, analysis, presentations from subject matter experts, debate, discussion and dialogue among the members and stakeholders. The methodology of the work of the study group utilized consensus decision-making. While participants may not necessarily agree with every statement within the report, the report does reflect the overall consensus of the study group.
In response to HR 102 of the 2013 Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached report on the results of the school-located vaccination programs which addresses barriers to the expansion of the programs and proposes options for sustaining existing programs to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
The AMPAR report summarizes the activities of each agency relating to management and program analysis, outstanding accomplishments, areas of significant progress and specific management/operational issues that exist within each agency.
In response to SCR 41 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) submits the attached response. SCR 41 directed DHH to examine the benefits of routine nutritional screening and therapeutic nutrition treatment for those who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, as well as examine the benefits of nutrition screening and therapeutic nutrition treatment as part of the standard for evidenced-based hospital care.