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“Save the Date and Show Your Support”

What: Legislative Day 2015

Where: Rotunda of Louisiana State Capitol

Date: May 19th, 2015

Time: approximately 11:30, exact time will not be confirmed until the week before

Contact: Elise Kelone Pearce: elisekelone@yahoo.com

 


                        

**Legislative Update**
The 2015 Louisiana State Legislative Session convenes Monday, April 13th and is set to adjourn on Thursday, June 11th. The deadline for pre-filed bills was Good Friday. Our lobbyist, Kevin Hayes, sorted through these several hundred bills and has identified 7 bills (outlined below) that could potentially impact the OT profession. LOTA's Legislative Committee met yesterday afternoon for several hours to review these bills in detail and develop a stance on each.

HB 205: Provides with respect to the medical treatment schedules as relates to Workers' Compensation. *Stance: Unclear - further information to be gathered before determining stance.

HB 247: Provides relative to the disciplinary proceedings of the LA Physical Therapy Board. *Stance: Neutral - will be monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance.

HB 270: Provides relative to filing of Medicaid claims. *Stance: Neutral - will be monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance.

HB 498: Provides for transparency in health services pricing and healthcare quality measures. *Stance: Oppose - will be closely monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance or warrant LOTA to take action.

HB 552: Provides relative to the scope of practice of chiropractic. *Stance: Oppose - will be closely monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance or warrant LOTA to take action.

HB 573: Provides for the investigation and adjudication of violations by the LSBME. *Stance: Neutral - will be monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance.

SB 56: Provides for the practice of chiropractic. *Stance: Oppose - will be monitored for possible amendments which could alter stance or warrant LOTA to take action.

You can use the following link to search and view all bills: https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillSearch.aspx?sid=last Noteworthy is that each bill can be amended and that our Legislators can introduce up to 5 additional bills of the fiscal nature - all in which Kevin will be monitoring for possible impact on OT for the Legislative Committee to discuss.   


Upcoming events

16 May 2015 8:00 AM • West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA
19 May 2015 11:30 AM • Rotunda of Louisiana State Capitol

 

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