House Committee on Health and Welfare
May 17, 2022
9:30 a.m.
Room 5


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 HB673JORDANINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides relative to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers
 HCR111STAGNIHEALTH/LDH - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to examine options to improve reimbursement rates for residential substance abuse treatment facilities in the state
 SB22BOUDREAUXHEALTH SERVICES - Extends the termination date of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council for three years. (8/1/22)
 SB97BOUDREAUXPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to pharmacist licensure by reciprocity. (8/1/22) (EN +$450 SG RV See Note)
 SB121BERNARDPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to the display of pharmacy permits. (8/1/22)
 SB167TALBOTNURSING HOMES - Provides relative to emergency preparedness plans for nursing homes. (gov sig)
 SB213LUNEAUBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program. (gov sig)
 SB298BARROWMEDICAID - Requires the Louisiana Department of Health to annually review medications, forms of treatment, and services for care of Medicaid enrollees with sickle cell disease. (8/1/22)
 SB324GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to qualifications for licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB342JACKSONABORTION - Provides relative to the application of abortion statutes. (gov sig) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB349GARY CARTERDENTISTRY - Provides relative to the filling of a vacancy on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. (8/1/22)
 SB388HEWITTABORTION - Prohibits the sale of certain abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription and provides for criminal penalties. (8/1/22) (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 SB439PEACOCKHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for bridge year graduate physicians. (8/1/22)


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A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to and received prior to noon on Monday, May 16, 2022, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.

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