Hospice agencies are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section (HSS).

"Hospice" means an autonomous, centrally administered, medically directed program providing a continuum of home, outpatient and homelike inpatient care for the terminally ill patient and his family.  It employs an interdisciplinary team to assist in providing palliative and supportive care to meet the special needs arising out of the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and economic stresses which are experienced during the final stages of illness and during dying and bereavement.  RS 40:2182


For Inpatient Hospice

The Office of Public Health (225) 342-8954 (to request recommendation for licensure from sanitarian services for in-patient hospices).



Mailing Address

P.O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Contact Information

Marian Tate, RN, BSN, Medical Certification Program Manager
(225) 342-6446
(225) 342-0157