Facility Need Review (FNR) is a process that specific provider types must complete prior to applying for initial licensure in the state of Louisiana.
Facility Need Review (FNR) - a review conducted for nursing facility beds (including skilled beds, IC-I and IC-II beds), intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled beds, Home and Community Based Services (Supervised Independent Living, Personal Care Attendant Services and Respite), Adult Day Health Care facilities and Adult Residential Care units to determine whether there is a need for additional beds and/or providers to be licensed and/or to be enrolled to participate in the Medicaid Program.
Provider types listed below must apply for and receive FNR approval before submitting an application for initial licensure to Health Standards Section, P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821:
Behavioral Health Service Providers- Please note the effective date of February 20, 2018, all new applicants and those with incomplete applications will be subject to the FNRs process. Please contact James H. Taylor (225.342.5457) if you have any questions regarding the FNR process.
Fees and Application Information
Failure to do so will delay processing of your application.
As of June 20, 2017, providers wanting to send express mail must do so by using either US Postal Services Priority Mail® or Priority Mail Express®.