Update on HB 720
4/25/2013 4:21:44 PM
(Thursday, June 6, 2013) UPDATE: Today the La. Legislature approved HB 720 which allows the state to sell the NOAH property to Children's Hospital. This will allow the hospital to expand outpatient specialty clinics including outpatient surgery, and the NOAH campus will play an essential role in the hospital's growth of inpatient and outpatient pediatric services for decades to come.

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UPDATE: HB 720 passed the Senate Health and Welfare committee. The bill will now go to the Senate floor for a vote.

UPDATE: HB 720 went to the House floor and passed unanimously. The bill will now go to the Senate for a vote.

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Children's Hospital together with Reps. Neil Abramson, Helena Moreno and Walter Leger, announce that a Public Meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to announce and discuss the hospital's plans to expand child and adolescent behavioral health services. 

WHEN:   Monday, May 6, 2013
6:30 PM

WHERE:   St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall
600 Eleonore Street (Enter on Patton Street side)

Children's Hospital is the largest provider of child and adolescent behavioral health services in the community that includes:

A 33-bed inpatient adolescent and child psychiatric unit

An outpatient Rapid Treatment Center

The Audrey Hepburn Children At-Risk  Evaluation (CARE) Center, that provides treatment and support for children and
adolescents who are victims of child abuse, including sexual abuse.

The New Orleans Child Advocacy Center (NOCAC) is a program of the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse.

The Autism Center at Children's Hospital

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Children's Hospital and Reps. Moreno, Abramson and others have come to an agreement regarding the NOAH property which brings about a positive outcome. A substitute bill HB 595 was introduced that rolled in the language of Rep. Moreno’s HB 546. Children’s Hospital will now be able to purchase the NOAH property site to expand needed medical services for children all across our state. As part of this new legislation, Children’s will provide expanded mental healthcare services at its Calhoun Campus. These additional behavioral health services are consistent with our mission and will benefit children in the metro area and throughout the state.
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