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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

La. R.S. 29:784

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Volunteer Health Practitioner During Declared Emergency

Summary

When an emergency declaration is in effect, the Department of Health and Hospitals can limit or change volunteer health practitioners' scope of practice, areas they can practice, and the type of practitioners allowed to practice.

Full Title

Regulation of services during emergency

Full Text

A. While an emergency declaration is in effect, the Department of Health and Hospitals may limit, restrict, or otherwise regulate: (1) The duration of practice by volunteer health practitioners. (2) The geographical areas in which volunteer health practitioners may practice. (3) The types of volunteer health practitioners who may practice. (4) Any other matters necessary to coordinate effectively the provision of health services during the emergency.