Facility Need Review (FNR) is a process that specific provider types must complete prior to applying for initial licensure in the state of Louisiana.
Facility Need Review (FNR) - a review conducted for nursing facility beds (including skilled beds, IC-I and IC-II beds), intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled beds, Home and Community Based Services (Supervised Independent Living, Personal Care Attendant Services and Respite), Adult Day Health Care facilities and Adult Residential Care units to determine whether there is a need for additional beds and/or providers to be licensed and/or to be enrolled to participate in the Medicaid Program.
Applications and other application related documentation for Facility Need Review are mailed to Health Standards Section, P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
Application fees (check or money order) are mailed to a different address. The check or money order must be accompanied by an HSS Payment Transmittal Form on the HSS Payment Procedure website. Failure to do so will delay processing of your application.
See "Fees" section below.
Provider types listed below must apply for and receive FNR approval before submitting an application for initial licensure to Health Standards Section, P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821:
The FNR application fee and a Payment Transmittal Form from the HSS Payment Procedure website must be mailed to :
DHH Licensing Fee
P.O. Box 62949
New Orleans, LA 70162-2949
As of June 20, 2017, providers wanting to send express mail must do so by using either US Postal Services Priority Mail® or Priority Mail Express®.