In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (La. R.S. 40: 950 et seq.) as amended, the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, is submitting the following emergency rule that amends LAC 49:501, 503, 509, 511, 515, 517, 519, 521, 523, 525, 527, 529 and LAC 51.VI.301.


This action is being taken as authorized by R.S. 40:4(A)(13) under the mandate of Act 164 of the 2019 Louisiana Legislature. The changes will authorize the LDH/OPH the ability to properly register these items, inspect firms that manufacture such items for human consumption, and conduct oversight of labelling, which could affect the health of Louisiana’s citizens and visitors. Further, this Emergency Rule will provide the state health officer the ability to make critical decisions that protect human health.

The Emergency Rule published in the Louisiana Register Vol. 45, No. 07   July 20, 2019.