Approval from Other Agencies
Initial licensing of hospital requires the written approval from the following agencies:
Plan Review (click here)
Projects are reviewed for compliance with the Louisiana Hospital Licensing Standards, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities (current version), and the Louisiana State Plumbing Code, (current version).
Once your plans have been reviewed and approved, a letter will be sent to you informing you that your plans have been approved. This approval letter must be submitted when required for specific licensing actions.
Office of the State Fire Marshal, Plan Review Department
Louisiana Administrative Code 55:V:103 - As of July 1, 2004, the plans and specifications for every structure built or remodeled in the state of Louisiana must be drawn in accordance with the requirements of the specified edition of the Life and Safety Code (excluding Chapter 5 and all TIA's) of the National Fire Protection Association.
You can contact the Office of State Fire Marshal Code Enforcement and Building Safety at 8181 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, 800-256-5452 or 225-924-4911. You can also view information, instructions and forms online.
Office of the State Fire Marshal Inspections
Most licensing actions require a walk through inspection by the Office of State Fire Marshal. You can contact the Health Care Division of the Office of State Fire Marshal at 800-256-5452 or 225-925-4270. You can also obtain information and instructions online.
Office of Public Health Inspections
Most licensing actions require a walk through inspection by the Office of Public Health. To obtain information on scheduling your onsite public health inspection, you can contact Melissa Drescher with the Building & Premises Program of the Office of Public Health at 225-342-8954, Melissa.Drescher@la.gov.
Please remember that the inspection approval report must indicate the correct name & location of the hospital and/or off-site campus. In addition, the report must indicate the areas being inspected.
In addition, you will need to contact the following agencies for required certificates/approvals:
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
To arrange for your Controlled Dangerous Substance license, call 225-925-6496.
Drug Enforcement Agency
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Contact Information: Please use this link for DEQ information.
Contact Information: Please use this link for CLIA information.