Health Standards

July 07, 2016
On May 4, 2016, CMS adopted the 2012 LSC and the 2012 HCFC by final rule. The final rule was published in the Federal Register (Vol. 81, No. 86), is entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities”. The final rule effective date is July 5, 2016. The final rule also adopted 2012 LSC Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA) 12–1, 12–2, 12–3, and 12–4, and 2012 HCFC TIA 12–2, 12–3, 12–4, 12–5 and 12–6.
May 29, 2013
With the federal government predicting an active or "extremely active" hurricane season, the Department of Health and Hospitals encourages Louisiana residents to begin planning now for how they will protect their homes, their families and their health if tropical weather impacts the state.