WHAT IS A HOSPITAL?
The Louisiana Hospital Licensing Standards define a "Hospital" as any institution, place, building or agency, public or private, whether for profit or not, maintaining and operating facilities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, having 10 licensed beds or more, properly staffed and equipped for the diagnosis, treatment and care of persons admitted for overnight stay or longer who are suffering from illness, injury, infirmity or deformity or other physical or mental condition for which medical, surgical and/or obstetrical services would be available and appropriate.
WHAT DOES NOT REQUIRE LICENSING AS A HOSPITAL?
In accordance with RS:40:2102, the term "hospital" does not include the following:
Acts 2014, No. 811, § 22, eff. June 23, 2014
Note: Facilities under 10 beds shall not be licensed as a hospital and shall not care for patients overnight unless authorized to do so under another state law.
Hospital Licensing and Renewals
Updated Flu Information- 02/05/2018
Given the high incidenses of flu this season, CMS has provided the following information to State Agencies to share with providers:
Please note that currently, there are no approvals for any 1135 waivers.
All hospitals must continue to meet the Conditions of Participation and State licensing regulations.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Cecile Castello at 225-342-4997 or Dora Kane 225-342-6096.