Building and Premises Program
To control environmental factors which are detrimental to the health of persons confined to, residing in, or cared for by, institutional facilities, including prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes, group homes, day care centers, and schools by annual inspections of all institutions (prisons semi-annually).
To ensure sanitary conditions in places of public accommodation and to control factors on private premises which may be detrimental to community health by responding to all complaints of unsanitary conditions.
There are over 6,322 institutions with permits in Louisiana.
There were 24,035 inspections conducted in 2012-2013.
Each parish health unit is responsible for inspection of state-licensed facilities in their area.
Each Region has at least two certified lead inspectors responsible for conducting environmental lead investigations based on data received from private physicians or health unit personnel.
- Disease Vector Program
- Environmental Lead Program - Information on lead based paint.
- Infectious Waste Program - The Infectious Waste Program regulates the packaging, transportation, and treatment of potentially infectious biomedical waste through the issuance of permits to all treatment facilities and large quantity transporters. The Infectious Waste Program regulates and inspects all licensed health care facilities annually, to ensure proper infectious waste practices and investigates all complaints of improper infectious waste disposal and all incidents of promiscuous dumping of infectious waste.
For more information, please contact:
Chief, Field Operations
Buildings and Premises Program Administrator
Medical Entomologist - Disease Vector Program
Melissa Ruiz Drescher, R.S.