2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:568 — Investigation; issuance of license; provisional license

§568.  Investigation; issuance of license; provisional license

A.  Upon receipt of an application for a license pursuant to R.S. 28:567, an inspection team from the Department of Health and Hospitals, one member of which shall be an employee of the Office of Mental Health shall cause a thorough investigation to be made of the clinic proposed to be licensed and if satisfied that the minimum standards prescribed are met, it shall issue a license for a period of one year.  Either before or after the issuance of a license, the department may designate the state fire marshal, parish and multiple parish health units, or municipal boards of health to make investigations relating to the codes prescribed by it, and all such governmental agencies shall cooperate and comply with requests of the agency hereunder.  The report and recommendations of the state fire marshal, parish and multiple parish health units, or municipal boards of health shall be in writing and shall state with particularity its findings with respect to compliance or noncompliance with minimum standards.  

B.  A provisional license may be issued to a clinic for a period not to exceed six months in cases where full compliance with regulations, codes, or minimum standards require an extension of time.  The failure to comply must not be detrimental to the health or safety of the patients and the deficiencies must be cited at the time of issuance.  

Added by Acts 1978, No. 641, §1.  

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