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, and Behavioral Health Service providers (CPST and/or PSR) 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.
Please review the Facility Need Review Regulations (LAC 48:1 Chapter 125 Facility Need Review 2018) below for general information; application and review process; change of ownership; change of location; and determination of need/approval:
Provider types listed below must apply for and receive FNR approval before submitting an application for initial licensure to Health Standards Section:
Please note the effective date of February 20, 2018, all new applicants and those with incomplete applications will be subject to the FNR process.
Please contact Dasiny Davis at 225.342.0454 or Dasiny.Davis@la.gov if you have any questions regarding the FNR process.
(ICF/DD, and NH are currently under a moratorium)
Fees and Application Information
Facility Need Review application and documentation should be sent to a different address than Facility Need Review payment. Failure to do so will delay processing of your application packet.