What is a Hospital?
The Hospital Licensing Standards define a "Hospital” as any institution, place, building or agency, public or private, whether for profit or not, maintaining and operating facilities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, having 10 licensed beds or more, properly staffed and equipped for the diagnosis, treatment and care of persons admitted for overnight stay or longer who are suffering from illness, injury, infirmity or deformity or other physical or mental condition for which medical, surgical and/or obstetrical services would be available and appropriate.
Note: Facilities under 10 beds shall not be licensed as a hospital and shall not care for patients overnight unless authorized to do so under another state law.
Lori Guillory, Hospital Program Manager
PH: (225) 342-5782
FX: (225) 342-0157
Information for Hospitals
Hospital Accrediting Organizations
Hospital Approval by Other Agencies
Hospital Licensing Standards - Federal Regulations
Hospital License Renewal Packet
Hospital Initial Licensure & Certification Packet
Hospital Change of Service Packet
Hospital Entity Name Change Packet
Hospital CHOW Packet
Hospital Relocation Packet
Hospital DBA Name Change Packet
Hospital Off-Site Application Packet
Hospital Bed/Room Change Packet
Hospital Closure Packet
Hospital Supplemental Packets
- PPS Excluded Psych Unit
- Excluded IRFs (Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities)
- Swing Bed Packet
- SNF Packet
- Trauma Packet
- NICU Packet
- PICU Packet
- Burn Unit Packet
- Transplant Unit Packet
- Rural Health Clinic Packet
- IOP/PHP Packet
- MHERE Packet
- Crisis Receiving Center
- Emergency Department
* contact program desk if no link to desired packet
Please submit entire packets. Incomplete packets will be returned to the provider.
Arrange forms in the order outlined in the checklist.