Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

Created by Act 659 of the 2022 Legislative Session


Act 659, enacted in the 2022 legislative session, creates the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council (hereafter referred to as the Council) within the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). The legislation charges the Council with assessing the availability of patient-centered and family-focused palliative care in Louisiana and making recommendations to the LDH Secretary and to the legislature. Council members shall have at least two years of experience providing individual or interdisciplinary palliative care to pediatric, youth, or adult populations in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings. The Council is charged with consulting with and advising the Secretary on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation, and outcomes of palliative care as well as on consumer and professional information and education.

2024 Meeting Dates

February 15, 2024

May 16, 2024

August 15, 2024

November 21, 2024

Please visit the Louisiana State Boards and Commissions website to access information about this council, public notes and meeting minutes.



What is Palliative Care


Continuing Education

Availability of Palliative Care at home, primary, secondary, and tertiary settings

Contact us

For additional information, you may contact Emily Andrus by email or phone, (225) 219-0223.