90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0619
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DHS-WIC-LACTATION SUPPORT                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Department of Human Services Act.  Provides  that  the      
   Department  shall  include  a  lactation  support services program for      
   participants in the Women, Infants and  Children  program.    Provides      
   that  the  program  shall  pay  for  lactation  equipment  as  well as      
   lactation specialists.  Provides that the Department shall  coordinate      
   the  Women,  Infants  and  Children  program with the Medicaid program      
   though  an  interagency  agreement  whereby  each   program   provides      
   information about the other to applicants for services.                     
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Health)                                 
          Total estimated cost for FY98 would be $9,937,174.                   
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB619 fails to create a State mandate        
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Makes the lactation support services  program  permissive  rather      
   than  mandatory for the Department and provides that it may be offered      
   to  pregnant    and  breast  feeding  women  in the Women, Infants and      
   Children Nutrition  Program.  Provides that the lactation  specialists      
   need only have completed a  lactation management training program, and      
   not  necessarily  one  sponsored  by   the United States Department of      
   Agriculture Special Supplemental Food  Program for Women, Infants  and      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                   
          HB619, with H-am 1, fails to create a State mandate.                 
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0290

   Last action date: 97-08-01

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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