Facility Need Review

 

Facility Need Review (FNR) is a process that specific provider types must complete prior to applying for initial licensure in the state of Louisiana.
Facility Need Review (FNR) - a review conducted for nursing facility beds (including skilled beds, IC-I and IC-II beds), intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled beds, Home and Community Based Services (Supervised Independent Living, Personal Care Attendant Services and Respite), Adult Day Health Care facilities and Adult Residential Care units, and Behavioral Health Service providers (CPST and/or PSR) to determine whether there is a need for additional beds and/or providers to be licensed and/or to be enrolled to participate in the Medicaid Program.

Effective, July 6, 1990, Pursuant to La. RS 40:2116,the Louisiana Department of Health, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, has established a facility need review process consistent with the regulations for licensure for facilities and for Title XIX of the Social Security Act. The Louisiana Department of Health does not issue nor has a requirement for certificate of need (CON) for licensed health care entities.

The department will conduct an FNR for the following provider types to determine if there is a need to license additional units, providers or facilities:

The Facility Need Review Rule discloses information regarding:

  • Additional Beds for Replacement Facility
  • Alternate use of Licensed Approved Title XIX Beds
  • Nursing Facilities- under moratorium
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled- under moratorium
  • Conversion of Medicaid Approved Nursing Facility Beds to Adult Residential Care Provider Units
  • Relocation of Nursing Facility Beds
  • Revocation of Facility Need Review Approvals
  • Nursing Facility Bed Abeyance
  • Exception Criteria for Bed Approvals
  • Administrative Appeals

Facility Need Review Information:

  • Facility Need Review Rule (LAC 48:I Chapter 125): click here
  • FNR Rule - Relocation of Nursing Facility Beds (LAC 48:I.1259), Louisiana Register January 20, 2021 NOI: click here

How to Apply for Facility Need Review:

    • To apply for a Facility Need Review (initial application or Change of Ownership only) via online process, click here
    • To apply for a Facility Need Review by electronic mail (e-mail) or via postal service, click here
    • To apply for Facility Need Review change of location only, click here
Lagniappe:

Checking the Status of your FNR Application

Facility Need Review Reports  (LTC-1, LTC-2, MR-1, MR-2)

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Program Manager Contact Information
Dasiny S. Davis, MS/AJS: Dasiny.Davis@la.gov or

FNR Email: HSSFNRProgram@la.gov

Office: 225.342.0454