Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
June 10, 2009
9:00 am
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 



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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 June 3, 2009

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 HCR102BALDONEWILLS/LIVING - Urges and requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to study the use of living wills among Medicaid recipients
 HCR142NOWLINNURSING HOMES - Directs DHH to continue to implement approved cost control mechanisms for the Long Term/Personal Care Services Program, the Elderly and Disabled Adults waiver, and the New Opportunities Waiver and to provide for progress reports
 HCR171W.HINESMEDICARE - Urges and requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to study the effect of decreasing Medicare-Medicaid crossover payments on dually eligible people with Medicare and Medicaid in Louisiana
 HCR173W.HINESMEDICARE - Memorializes the U.S. Congress to restore the Medicare-Medicaid crossover payments nationally so all Medicare beneficiaries in Louisiana and nationwide have equal access to their Medicare benefits
 HCR182TUCKERWELFARE/REFORM - Urges and requests DSS and DHH to study whether recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits should apply for Medicaid and receive annual health screenings before TANF benefits are received or renewed
 HCR188W.HINESHEALTH - Urges and requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to study the health impacts of a concrete plant located in a residential neighborhood
 HB517LEBASHEALTH CARE/PROVIDERS - Protects persons from liability, discrimination, and employment action for refusing to provide certain health care services
 HB639JIM MORRISMTR VEHICLE/MOTORCYCLES - Repeals the requirement to wear a helmet for certain motorcycle riders and operators
 HB687PEARSONDENTISTRY - Prohibits practice of dentistry in schools
 HB728SCHRODERADULT DAY CARE - Provides for the transfer of the licensing and regulation of adult residential care homes from the Dept. of Social Services to the Dept. of Health and Hospitals
 HB773BURFORDPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides for the revision and restatement of the Physical Therapy Practice Act of Louisiana (EN +$26,000 SG EX See Note)
 HB781W.HINESHOMELESS - Creates the program for homeless assistance and prevention, the position of a director for homeless assistance and prevention, and the Louisiana Interagency Council for the Homeless (EN +$93,851 FF EX See Note)
 HB837FRED MILLSMENTAL HEALTH - Transfers the office of mental health and office for addictive disorders into a newly-created office of behavioral health (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE

ADJOURNMENT