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Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature

Final Legislative Wrap-up

Below is a listing of the measures that made it all the way through the legislative process during the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.  To view any of these measures, go to www.legis.state.la.us  Note that house and senate bills require gubernatorial action but senate and house resolutions do not require the governor’s action.

It is a privilege and an honor to represent your legislative interests.

Respectfully submitted,

Cindy Bishop, President

David Roberson, Vice-President

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HB 1, Fannin
Provide for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2011-2012
7/1/2011 Becomes Act 12; Effective July 1, 2011

HB 31, Hardy
Provides relative to minimum academic eligibility requirements for participation by certain students in interscholastic athletics. This measure requires students to maintain a C average in order to participate.
6/20/2011 Becomes Act 60; Effective June 20, 2011

HB 32, Fannin
Provides for the ancillary expenses of state government
6/30/2011 Becomes Act 42; See Act for Effective Date

HB 69, Ligi
Provides investment procedures for the Patient's Compensation Fund
6/24/2011 Becomes Act 160; Effective August 15, 2011

HB 287, Hazel
Provides for the classification of monies in the Patient's Compensation Fund
6/28/2011 Becomes Act 263; Effective August 15, 2011

HB 341, Hazel
(Constitutional Amendment) Provides for assets and property of the Patient's Compensation Fund.  This is a constitutional amendment to eliminate debate so that the PCF cannot be appropriated for any purpose other than paying claims and administering the private medical malpractice act.  Also it stipulates that the interest that accrues on the Patients’ Compensation Fund must  benefit the Fund. Further it stipulates that the PCF is not an insurance company and is not responsible for paying LIGA assessments nor is it entitled to LIGA protection.  Lastly, this Constitutional amendment stipulates that the PCF does not have the full faith and credit backing of the state of Louisiana. 
6/19/2011 Enrolled in the House

 

HB 364, Roy
Creates a comprehensive sports injury management program for student athletics
6/29/2011 Becomes Act 352; Effective August 15, 2011. This measure was sponsored by Dr. Chris Rich and handled by State Rep. Chris Roy.  It had the support of the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association and the LOA.

HB 502, Ponti
To provide relative to workers' compensation. This measure only pertains to the Second Injury Trust Fund and does not directly impact orthopedists.
6/28/2011 Becomes Act 291; Effective August 15, 2011

HB 508, Landry
Authorizes a state sales and use tax exemption for the purchase and installation of certain adaptive devices for persons with orthopedic disabilities
6/30/2011 Becomes Act 379; Effective October 1, 2011

HB 646, Talbot
Provides for the verification of citizenship for employment. This measure was amended to exclude participation by hospitals and physicians.
7/1/2011 Becomes Act 402; Effective August 15, 2011

HCR 50, Harrison
Requests the secretaries of the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Children and Family Services to study the consolidation of the two departments into one department and to present a plan for such consolidation and related information
6/8/2011 Enrolled in the House

HR 108, LeBas
Creates the Legislative Workgroup on Electronic Prescribing to study and make recommendations concerning electronic prescribing. This measure was amended to include a representative of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.
6/22/2011 Enrolled in the House

HR 153, Connick
Authorizes and requests the Department of Health and Hospitals not to include certain certified public expenditures in the funds generated for FY 2010-2011
6/23/2011 Enrolled in the House

SB 26, Nevers
Allows for an out-of-state physician to order certain diagnostic tests under certain circumstances
6/20/2011 Becomes Act 44; Effective August 15, 2011

SB 27, Amedee
Provides for the individuals who may receive a patient's medical records
6/24/2011 Becomes Act 125; Effective August 15, 2011

SB 152, Michot
Provides for requirements of advertising by physicians
6/29/2011 Becomes Act 337; Effective August 15, 2011



SB 154, Murray
Requires that certain health care coverage plans provide coverage for step therapy or fail first protocols
6/24/2011 Becomes Act 144; Effective August 15, 2011

SB 169, Claitor
Provides for payment of medical claims by the insurer
6/30/2011 Becomes Act 382; Effective August 15, 2011

SB 189, Cheek
Provides for the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act
6/28/2011 Becomes Act 314; Effective June 28, 2011. This measure was sponsored by the National Football League.

SCR 41, Broome
Requests that the Department of Health and Hospitals continue its reliance on the Medicaid Purchase Plan Advisory Council for program outreach, education, review, and guidance.
6/16/2011 Enrolled in the Senate

SCR 83, LaFleur
Commends Dr. John E. Lemoine for his work with healthcare and physician liability.
6/19/2011 Enrolled in the Senate


SR 81, Mills
Creates the Legislative Workgroup on Electronic Prescribing to study and make recommendations concerning electronic prescribing. This Senate resolution was amended to  include a representative of the Louisiana Orthopedic Association
6/23/2011 Enrolled in the Senate

SR 97, Mills
Requests study of the effects of local sales tax on complex biologics administered in a physician's office, infusion clinic, or outpatient setting.
6/23/2011 Enrolled in the Senate



  
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