RULEMAKING: Public Health - Notice of Intent

October 09, 2020
Under the authority of R.S. 40: 4 and 40:5, and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the state health officer, acting through the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), intends to amend §§105 and 107 of Part II (The Control of Diseases) of Title 51 (Public Health-Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code. This rule is being proposed to include COVID-19 in the list of diseases and conditions hereby declared reportable as a Class A disease or condition.
May 08, 2020
Under the authority of R.S. 36:254(B)(7) and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), has amended Chapter 80 (Accreditation of Laboratories Performing Drinking Water Analyses) of Subpart 28 (Drinking Water Laboratories) of Part V (Preventive Health Services) of Title 48 (Public Health?General) of the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC). The amendments are necessary to withdraw the LDH-OPH Laboratory Certification Program from The NELAC Institute (TNI), the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP).
January 10, 2020
The newly adopted law authorizes LDH-OPH to maintain the immunization record of clients 21 years of age and older within the state’s immunization registry, and generally requires that all vaccinations administered in the state of Louisiana be entered into the LINKS system. Act 192 of 2019 refers to the state’s immunization registry as the Louisiana Immunization Network, also known as LINKS.
December 10, 2019
Amendments proposed to update sampling requirements for certain dairy product businesses that freeze or partially freeze and repackage frozen desserts made from frozen dessert mixes that were pasteurized, ultra-pasteurized or aseptically processed at another plant for wholesale.
December 10, 2019
Enacted to authorize hospitals and other health care providers to use protected health information for the sole purpose of participating in emergency preparedness training, which includes testing the functionality of the AtRisk Registry.
December 10, 2019
Implements a regulatory framework for industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol products (IHDCP) in accordance with directives of Subsection J of Section 1382 of Title 3 of the Revised Statutes of 1950, enacted as part of Act 164 of the 2019 Louisiana Legislature.
February 11, 2019
In accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, (R.S. 49:950, et seq.) as amended, the state health officer, acting through the Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health, is promulgating a proposed rule to amend Part II (The Control of Diseases) and Part III (The Control of Rabies and Other Zoonotic Diseases of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51). The Part II amendments are proposed in order to clarify disease reporting requirements and expand the list of reportable diseases and conditions to reflect current public health concerns. Chapter 7 will be updated so the Louisiana Immunization schedule will keep in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) of the United States Public Health Service. The Part III amendment is proposed in order to update and clarify the vaccination standards and re-vaccination intervals for dogs and cats to meet current national guidelines, as well as updating required actions for domestic animals bitten by rabid animals to conform to current national best practices.
July 10, 2018
The Genetic Diseases Program is proposing to amend its existing rule to add an additional test to the newborn screening panel to test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is here by provided that a copy of the proposed rule has been delivered on July 10, 2018 to the legislative oversight committees which oversee LDH rulemaking. The major amendment to the existing Newborn Heel Stick Screening rule proposes to add Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to the panel of tests all newborns are screened for in Louisiana. Secondarily, the proposed rule updates procedures to reflect modern laboratory methodologies and to update current addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers. Finally, a proposed amendment to the lab fee rule will make the Newborn Screening Panel lab test fee consistent with the fee currently collected by the Newborn Heel Stick Screening program. The current rule can be found on the Division of Administration Office of the State Register website under LAC 48, Part V in Book 2 of 2.
May 25, 2018
Under the authority of R.S. 40:4, 40:4.13, and 40:5 and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the state health officer, acting through the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), intends to amend Part XII (Water Supplies) of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51).
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