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Health and Welfare Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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The Health and Welfare Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Louisiana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • Institutions, health and welfare generally.
  • Hospitals, public or private.
  • Health offices and their administration.
  • Institutions and services for mentally retarded.
  • Mental Health institutions and facilities.
  • Geriatric hospitals.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Vocational rehabilitation including vocational rehabilitation homes.
  • Alcoholic rehabilitation.
  • Health and Human Resources Administration.
  • Tuberculosis sanitoriums.
  • Nurse's training programs.
  • Public welfare.
  • Old age assistance.
  • Private and local institutions of public welfare.
  • Research training and rehabilitation in the field of public welfare.
  • Regulation, licensing, or certification of health-related occupations and professions.[4][5]



The following table describes committee membership for the 2012 legislative session.

Health and Welfare Members, 2012
Democratic members (9)Republican members (12)
John AndersScott Simon, Chair
Regina BarrowFrank Hoffmann, Vice-chair
Kenny CoxJerome Richard
Albert FranklinRay Garofalo
Dorothy HillLance Harris
Katrina JacksonKenny Havard
H. Bernard LeBasBob Hensgens
Patrick WilliamsJay Morris
Walt Leger, IIIJ. Rogers Pope
Lenar Whitney
Tom Willmott
Charles Kleckley


The following table describes committee membership for the 2010 legislative session.

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