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 following Emergency Rule, effective March 8, 2020, shall remain in effect for a maximum of 120 days, or until the final Rule is promulgated, whichever occurs first.

 The Emergency Rule is published in the Louisiana Register Vol.46, No.03 March 20, 2020.

 Contact Information: Aliya Rubenstein - Rulemaking Liaison, Office of Public Health


Disclaimer: Please note that the official versions of the Emergency Rules are maintained by the Office of State Register’s website at Users are encouraged to visit the Office of State Register’s website for the official version.