Hospitals

WHAT IS A HOSPITAL?

The Louisiana Hospital Licensing Standards define a "Hospital" as any institution, place, building or agency, public or private, whether for profit or not, maintaining and operating facilities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, having 10 licensed beds or more, properly staffed and equipped for the diagnosis, treatment and care of persons admitted for overnight stay or longer who are suffering from illness, injury, infirmity or deformity or other physical or mental condition for which medical, surgical and/or obstetrical services would be available and appropriate.

WHAT DOES NOT REQUIRE LICENSING AS A HOSPITAL?
In accordance with RS:40:2102, the term "hospital" does not include the following:

  1. Physicians' offices or clinics where patients are not regularly kept as bed patients for twenty-four hours or more.
  2. Nursing homes are defined by and regulated under the provisions of R.S. 40:2009.1 through R.S. 40:2009.12.
  3. Persons, schools, institutions, or organizations engaged in the care and treatment of children with intellectual disabilities and which are required to be licensed by the provisions of the Developmental Disability Law (R.S. 28:451.1 et seq.).
  4. Hospitalization of care facilities maintained by the state at any of its penal and correctional institutions provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent a penal or correctional institution from applying for licensure of its hospitalization or care facility.
  5. Hospitalization or care facilities maintained by the federal government or agencies thereof.
  6. Hospitalization or care facilities maintained by any university or college provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent any college or university from applying for licensure of its hospitalization or care facility.
  7. Any other entity licensed for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons admitted for overnight stay.

Acts 2014, No. 811, § 22, eff. June 23, 2014

Note: Facilities under 10 beds shall not be licensed as a hospital and shall not care for patients overnight unless authorized to do so under another state law.

 

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Hospital Information

(This includes locations, service types, and license expiration dates)

Trauma Centers

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 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Lafayette General Medical Center Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
 University Medical Center New Orleans North Oaks Medical Center Lakeview Regional Medical Center: An Offsite Campus of Tulane Medical Center
  Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center St. Tammany Parish Hospital
  Rapides Regional Medical Center  
     

 

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Program Manager Contact InformationZandra Stewart

Phone: 225-342-9348