Pediatric Day Health Care Facility

Pediatric Day Health Care (PDHC) facilities are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section (HSS).

"Pediatric day health care facility" means a facility that may operate seven days a week, not to exceed twelve hours a day, to provide care for medically fragile children under the age of twenty-one, including technology dependent children who require close supervision. Care and services to be provided by the pediatric day health care facility shall include but shall not be limited to:

(a) Nursing care, including but not limited to tracheotomy and suctioning care, medication management, and IV therapy.

(b) Respiratory care.

(c) Physical, speech, and occupational therapies.

(d) Assistance with aids of daily living.

(e) Transportation services.

(f) Education and training.

RS 40:2193.1


The Office of Public Health (225) 342-8954 (to request recommendation for licensure from sanitarian services).



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Contact Information

Margaret (Margie) Huguet, RN Medical Certification Program Manager