Nursing Facilities

"Nursing facility" or "nursing home" means a private home, institution, building, residence or other place, serving two or more persons who are not related by blood or marriage to the operator, whether operated for profit or not, and including those places operated by a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, which undertakes, through its ownership or management, to provide maintenance, personal care, or nursing for persons who, by reason of illness or physical infirmity or age, are unable to properly care for themselves. 



The Louisiana Department of Health, Health Standards Section issues licenses to Nursing Facilities. Once a license has been issued, it shall be valid until its expiration date, unless otherwise revoked, suspended, or terminated.

  **Currently, there is a moratorium in place for Nursing Facilities in Louisiana**

 Documents including the Licensing Application, Licensing Application Addendum, Disclosure of Ownership, OPH reports, must be sent to:

                              Health Standards Section
                              P.O. Box 3767
                              Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3767


To File a Complaint about a Nursing Facility call the number below or complete the Complaint Form:

  • Nursing Home Complaint Hotline  -  1(888)-810-1819
  • Complaint Form

Nursing Home Abuse Reporting


Nursing Home Electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC)

PASRR Information

Feeding Assistants Information

 Resources for Nursing Facilites              

Nursing Facilities' Locations

Nursing Home Blue Book

CMS has provided  the following information to State Agencies to share with providers: Hospital Alternative Care Sites

CMS Survey & Certification – General Information that includes:

  • CMS Quality, Safety, & Oversight – General Information
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Home Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement
  • CMS Policy & Memos to States and Regions
  • CMS Federal Grant Opportunity  

IJ Plans of Removals

Click here for the Civil Money Penalty website

Click here to find the CMS website regarding:

  • Payroll Based Journal (PBJ)

Click here to find the CMS New Survey Process Tools

Minimum Data Set (MDS) 

Dementia Partnership

State Ombudsman Contact

Quality Improvement Information:

Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities- CMS Launches Efforts to Improve Patient Safety-click here

Nursing Home Quality Improvement- Click here for Pressure Ulcer Information

Click here for Nursing Home Compare website

CMS- Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group- Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training

See Frequently asked questions

Educational Information

Nursing Facilities Program Contact InformationPhone: 225-342-0114

Fax: 225-342-5073