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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Health Standards Section

Within the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Health Standards Section (HSS) licenses health care facilities to operate in the state of Louisiana and certifies these facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. HSS enforces regulatory compliance for health care facilities in the State of Louisiana.

Contact Health Standards

Health Standards Section moved May 2012 to:

602 N. Fifth Street
2nd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mail Address:
P.O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

The main phone line is 225-342-0138.

Internet home page: Health Standards 

Health Standards Resources:

Helpful Resources for Medicaid Providers: