Updates 2019 01

The final week begins at the Legislature!
As we near the end of session, pending legislation is moving fast. LAFP staff is working hard to protect your profession. 
Louisiana caught national attention this week by passing SB 184 by Senator John Milkovich which prohibits the abortion of an unborn human being with a detectable heartbeat.  Governor Edwards signed the bill into law as Act 31. This legislation will not go into effect immediately. It will only be put into effect if the similar Mississippi law, which it is tied to, is upheld in federal court of appeals. The healthcare community was able to add an exception in the case of medical futility. 
LAFP staff is continuing to monitor various pieces of legislation. Session adjourns Thursday, so look out for a more comprehensive legislative summary in next week's newsletter.
As we wrap up at the capitol, our focus will shift to the upcoming election season. If you or a fellow physician are curious about what it takes to run for office in your district, contact Ragan LeBlanc via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Click here to view what happened with the LAFP bills last week.  Click here to view the full LAFP tracking list.

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