Reports: Legislative

April 21, 2010
HCR 142 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH implement approved cost control mechanisms for the Long Term Personal Care Services Program, the Elderly and Disabled Adult waiver, and the NOW waiver and to provide quarterly progress reports beginning July 1, 2009 and ending in 2010.
April 01, 2010
HCR 184 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH and the Department of Education study jointly the feasibility of utilizing Medicaid funds to fund more school nurse positions and to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the House and Senate health and welfare committees and education committees.
March 11, 2010
HCR 190 of the 2009 Regular Session directed DHH to conduct an evaluation of adult day health care reimbursement and services in Louisiana and convene an adult day health care advisory council to assist DHH with this charge. The resolution required the council to submit its findings to the House and Senate health and welfare committees.
February 23, 2010
Act 384 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature created the Implementation Advisory Committee and provided that it shall recommend to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) a specific plan for implementation of the consolidated administrative functions of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH).
February 15, 2010
HCR 3 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that state agencies maximize efficiency, minimize waste, and save taxpayer dollars and report findings to the legislature.
February 15, 2010
HCR 102 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH study the use of living wills among Medicaid recipients and report findings to the legislature. .
January 29, 2010
Act 256 of the 2009 Regular Session called for the expansion of a current health- related fitness assessment program (Fitnessgram), as well as plan for developing interventions and making recommendations regarding program implementation, best practices and future directions. The bill required the Picard Center, in collaboration with DHH, the Department of Education, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management to work together and submit an annual report to the governor, legislature, and BESE.
January 29, 2010
Act 256 of the 2009 Regular Session called for the expansion of a current health- related fitness assessment program (Fitnessgram), as well as plan for developing interventions and making recommendations regarding program implementation, best practices and future directions. The bill required the Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management within DHH work in consultation with the Department of Education, the Picard Center, and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to work together and submit an annual report to the legislature.
December 30, 2009
HCR 127 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH, in consultation with BESE, study issues related to children who are not immunized and submit a report to the legislature.
December 30, 2009
SR 139 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH study and evaluate electronic negotiating technology for all categories of purchasing within the department and submit a report to the Senate Health and Welfare and Senate Finance Committees.