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 Current Legislative Update

Louisiana's 2022 Regular Legislative Session 

This year's legislative session runs March 14 - June 6, 2022. LOTA is currently monitoring 33 bills and more bills are expected to be submitted until April 4th. 

LOTA, in collaboration with our new lobbyist, is currently tracking 53 bills. These bills span licensure, behavioral health, procedures during states of emergency, body autonomy, expenditure of state funds, students with exceptionalities, telehealth services, workers’ compensation, and Medicaid coverage. 

Your LOTA legislative committee will continue to monitor these bills, take necessary actions, and build relationships with Louisiana legislators throughout the session. 


Tracked Bills List (Week of April 18th)

HB 12, Frieman
Provides relative to termination of emergency declarations
LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Reported with amendments

HB 33, DeVillier
Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students not enrolled in public school
LOTA—In Favor
4/12/2022     Reengrossed, passed to 3rd reading

HB 53, Frieman
Provides with respect to autonomy in making personal health care decisions
LOTA--No position
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Civil Law & Procedure

HB 55, Butler
Provides for Medicaid coverage of dental care for certain residents of intermediate care facilities
LOTA—In Favor
3/28/2022     Engrossed, recommitted to committee on Appropriations

HB 56, Frieman
Repeals the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council
LOTA--No position - yet
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Labor & Industrial Relations

HB 136, Marino
Requires dyslexia education as a component of teacher education programs
LOTA—In Favor
4/11/2022     Hearing Scheduled

HB 194, Butler
Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students with exceptionalities not enrolled in public school
LOTA—In Favor
4/7/2022     Engrossed, recommitted to committee on Appropriations

HB 227, Wright
Creates and provides for a program to provide state funding for the education of students with exceptionalities not enrolled in public school
LOTA—In Favor
4/6/2022     Hearing Scheduled

HB 304, Frieman
Provides relative to health coverage plan benefits for physical therapy services delivered via telehealth
LOTA--In Favor
4/13/2022     Engrossed, passed to 3rd reading

HB 315, Turner
Provides for the Blind and Visually Impaired Student's Bill of Rights
LOTA—In Favor
4/5/2022     Referred to committee on Education

HB 448, Pressly
Provides relative to penalties for the unauthorized practice of medicine
LOTA--No position
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

HB 555, Owen, C.
Provides relative to occupational licenses
LOTA--No position
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Commerce

HB 582, Stagni
Joins Louisiana to the licensed professional counselors interstate compact
LOTA--No position
3/28/2022     Engrossed, recommitted to committee on House & Governmental Affairs

HB 594, Amedee
Provides for rights of individuals to bodily autonomy and to make healthcare decisions
LOTA--No position
4/12/2022     Hearing Scheduled

HB 596, Amedee
Provides for rights of individuals to bodily autonomy and to make healthcare decisions
LOTA--No position
4/12/2022     Hearing Scheduled

HB 624, Pressly
Includes behavioral health services providers within the definition of "healthcare provider" in the La. Telehealth Access Act
LOTA--No position
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

HB 685, Hilferty
Provides relative to the termination of emergency declarations
LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Hearing Scheduled

HB 709, Selders
Authorizes behavioral health services providers to furnish services to clients and patients regardless of those persons' location within the state
LOTA--No position
3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

HB 717, McMahen
Provides relative to parishes eligible for the local healthcare provider participation program
LOTA--No position
4/6/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

HB 755, Schexnayder
Provides for the disbursement of monies received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
LOTA--No position
4/18/2022     Hearing Scheduled


HB 826, Bagley
Includes addiction counselors within the definition of "healthcare provider" in the La. Telehealth Access Act
LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Returned to the calendar subject to call

HB 887, Carter, R.
Provides for the right of action in wrongful death and survival actions
LOTA--No position
4/4/2022     Referred to committee on Civil Law & Procedure

HCR 40, Turner

Requests the La. Department of Health to study and report on the costs of providing nursing services in certain Medicaid-funded programs and facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 22, Boudreaux

Extends the termination date of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council for three years
LOTA--No position
4/5/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 29, Cathey
Prohibits discrimination against healthcare professionals and provides for protection of healthcare professional credentials
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare


SB 30, Mills, F.
Provides relative to facility need review
LOTA--No position
4/4/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 34, Mills, F.
Allows advisory committees of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to meet using electronic platforms
LOTA--No position

4/12/2022     Referred to committee on House & Governmental Affairs


SB 112, Mills, R
Requires health insurers that utilize prior authorization to reduce burdensome delays in approving and in making payments for covered healthcare services
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Insurance

SB 158, Luneau

Provides for authority, responsibilities, and physician collaboration of a physician's assistant
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 175, Barrow

Provides relative to advanced practice registered nursing
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 194, Hewitt
Provides relative to the membership of the Louisiana Health Works Commission

LOTA--No position
4/5/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 195, Hewitt

Provides relative to safe harbor protections for nurses
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 213, Luneau

Provides relative to specialized behavioral health rehabilitation services in the Louisiana medical assistance program
LOTA--No position

3/14/2022     Referred to committee on Health & Welfare

SB 220, Jackson

Provides relative to liability of healthcare providers during a state of public health emergency
LOTA--No position

4/12/2022     Hearing Scheduled

SB 286, Luneau

Provides for licensure and qualifications of massage therapists
LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Hearing Scheduled


SB 410
, Jackson

Prohibits certain employment practices related to wage history, wage disclosure, and retaliation
LOTA--No position
4/4/2022     Referred to committee on Labor & Industrial Relations

SB 483, Cathey
Provides relative to occupational licenses
LOTA--No position
4/13/2022     Hearing Scheduled

SCR 14, Foil
Establishes the Cybersecurity Redhibition Task Force.
LOTA--No position
4/11/2022     Referred to committee on House & Governmental Affairs


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