Nursing Homes"Nursing home" or "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 term does not include the following:
(a) A home, institution, or other place operated by the federal government or agency thereof, or by the state of Louisiana.
(b) A hospital, sanitarium or other institution whose principal activity or business is the care and treatment of persons suffering from tuberculosis or from mental diseases.
(c) A hospital, sanitarium or other medical institution whose principal activity or business is the diagnosis, care and treatment of human illness through the maintenance and operation of organized facilities therefor.
(d) Any municipal, parish or private child welfare agency, maternity hospital or lying-in home required by law to be licensed by some other department or agency.
(e) Any sanitarium or institution conducted by and for Christian Scientists who rely on the practice of Christian Science for treatment and healing.
(f) Any nonprofit congregate housing program which promotes independent living by providing assistance with daily living activities such as cooking, eating, dressing, getting out of bed, and the like to persons living in a shared group environment who do not require the medical supervision and nursing assistance provided by nursing homes. No congregate housing program, except those licensed or operated by the state of Louisiana, shall: (1) use the term "nursing home" or any other term implying that it is a licensed health care facility; or (2) administer medications or otherwise provide any other nursing or medical service.
Effective May 18, 2011 online renewals will cease until further notice.
Providers will receive renewal informatiion via US mail.
1. Payments & Payment Transmittal form must be submitted to Chase Bank
P.O. Box Below:
DHH Licensing Fee
P.O. Box 62949
New Orleans, LA 70162-2949
2. Documentation, such as the application form, Disclosure of Ownership, OPH reports must be sent to Health Standards Section at:
Health Standards Section
P.O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3767
Online Tracking Incident System (OTIS) for Nursing Homes & ICF/DDs
PH: (225) 342-0114
FX: (225) 342-5073
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section issues Nursing Home licenses. Once a license has been issued it shall be valid until its expiration date, unless otherwise revoked, suspended, or terminated.
There is currently a moratorium in place for nursing homes in Lousiana.
See common questions
Discharge Planning PowerPoint - posted 12/6/13
Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes - The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is a major initiative of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative. The Collaborative assists all stakeholders of long term care supports and services to achieve the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for all individuals receiving long term care services.