The Department of Health and Hospitals hereby gives public notice of its intent to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to renew the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection program(GNOCHC Waiver) for a period not to exceed three years. Public hearings are scheduled for May 28 and June 2. Comments may also be submitted by mail or online. Comments are due by 4:30pm, June 20.
In expectation of inclement weather, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has rescheduled the Wednesday, Jan. 29, public hearing to address the December 2013 Notices of Intent.
The Office of Public Health, in accordance with Act 292 of the 2013 Legislative Session, gives notice that the first meeting for Louisiana Standards for Water Works Construction, Operation, and Maintenance Committee has been rescheduled and will now be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, in Room 118 of the Bienville Building, 628 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA.
The Office of Public Health, in accordance with federal regulations at 7 CFR 246.4 (a) (28) (b), gives notice that the annual Louisiana WIC State Plan is now available to the public for review and comment.
The State of Louisiana (State) is undertaking the development of a Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) for Louisiana’s at-risk children and youth with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders in or at imminent risk of institutionalization. Louisiana leaders acknowledge that the needs of these children and their families are currently being served through a fragmented service delivery model that is not well coordinated, is many times inadequate to meet their needs and is often difficult to navigate. Further, the current system does not allow for state departments to take a coordinated approach to deliver the necessary behavioral health services. This too often results in Louisiana’s children with the highest level of needs often detained in institutional settings.