RULEMAKING: Public Health - Emergency Rules

January 01, 2021
Former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., retired from LDH on December 31, 2020. As newly-appointed State Health Officer, effective January 1, 2020, I hereby affirm that all COVID-related Emergency Orders issued by former State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D. that were still in effect on December 31, 2020 remain in effect, subject to any expiration dates or terms set forth therein.
November 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH/OPH), pursuant to the emergency rulemaking authority granted by R.S. 40:4(A)(13), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This Emergency Rule is promulgated specifically in accordance with R.S. 49:953(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq .). The LDH/OPH expressly finds that an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare requires adoption of this rule on an emergency basis. The LDH/OPH expressly finds it necessary to add Brorphine to the list of Controlled Dangerous Substances.
November 02, 2020
Continues the provisions of the July 20, 2020, Emergency Rule to add coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the list of reportable diseases and conditions set forth in §105 of Part II of the Sanitary Code (LAC Title 51).
September 02, 2020
EMERGENCY ORDER: Reporting and Data Sharing of known and suspected positive COVID-19 cases occurring in all public, private, and charter PK-12 schools.
July 02, 2020
This Emergency Order shall continue the previously issued Notice #2020-COVID-19-ALL-020, and shall remain in effect from 11:59 p.m. on July 5, 2020, until further notice from the State Health Officer.
June 10, 2020
Continues the provisions of the March 20, 2020, Emergency Rule to add coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the list of reportable diseases and conditions set forth in §105 of Part II of the Sanitary Code (LAC Title 51). The following Emergency Rule, effective July 5, 2020, shall remain in effect for a maximum of 120 days, or until the final Rule is promulgated, whichever occurs first.
June 04, 2020
The Department provides the following clarification update to the Emergency Order/Notice that was issued June 2, 2020, regarding the re-opening of Commercial Body Art Facilities.
May 27, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on May 28, 2020 and shall remain in effect until further notice from the State Health Officer. This Emergency Order will supersede the previous Orders regarding the closure of Tanning Facilities, only as to the provisions affecting Tanning Facilities.
May 15, 2020
This Emergency Order shall continue all below previously issued LDH Notices and Orders and shall remain in effect from 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, until further notice from the State Health Officer.
May 01, 2020
This Emergency Order shall continue all below previously issued LDH Notices and Orders and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, but may be further extended by subsequent order of the State Health Officer.
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