RULEMAKING: Public Health - Emergency Rules

September 29, 2016
The Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH/OPH), pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Secretary of LDH by R.S. 40:962(C) and (H), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This rule is being promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq.). and shall remain in effect for the maximum period allowed under the Act or until adoption of a final Rule, whichever occurs first. Based on the criteria, factors, and guidance set forth in R.S. 40:962(C) and 40:963, the Secretary, under this rulemaking, has determined that the below listed substances have a high potential for abuse and should be scheduled as controlled dangerous substances to avoid an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. In reaching the decision to designate the below listed substances as controlled dangerous substances under Schedule I, the Secretary has considered the criteria provided under R.S. 40:963 and the specific factors listed under R.S. 40:962(C). The Secretary has determined that Schedule I is the most appropriate due to her findings that the substances added herein have a high potential for abuse, the substances have no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the substances under medical supervision.
July 27, 2016
The Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH/OPH), pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Secretary of LDH by R.S. 40:962(C) and (H), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This rule is being promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq.). Based on the criteria, factors, and guidance set forth in R.S. 40:962(C) and 40:963, the Secretary, under this rulemaking, has determined that the below listed substances have a high potential for abuse and should be scheduled as controlled dangerous substances to avoid an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. In reaching the decision to designate the below listed substances as controlled dangerous substances under Schedule I, the Secretary has considered the criteria provided under R.S. 40:963 and the specific factors listed under R.S. 40:962(C). The Secretary has determined that Schedule I is the most appropriate due to her findings that the substances added herein have a high potential for abuse, the substances have no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the substances under medical supervision.
October 29, 2015
In accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, (R.S. 49:950, et seq.), the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is renewing the emergency rule that amends Chapter 3 (Water Quality Standards), Chapter 9 (Louisiana Total Coliform Rule), Chapter 11 (Surface Water Treatment Rule) and Chapter 15 (Approved Chemical Laboratories/Drinking Water) of Part XII (Water Supplies) of Title 51 (Public Health−Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC). This action is being taken pursuant to the emergency rulemaking authority granted by R.S. 40:4(A)(13) and in accordance with the intent of Act 573 of 2014. Jimmy Guidry, M.D., State Health Officer, and I have determined that this Emergency Rule is necessary to avoid an imminent peril to the public health and safety. The DHH finds it necessary to renew the emergency rule. The emergency rule makes changes to LAC 51:XII.Chapters 3, 9, 11 and 15 regarding the need to increase the minimum disinfectant residual levels and measurements required to be maintained and taken by public water systems.
February 26, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced the ban of a new synthetic marijuana compound called "5f-ADB" this week.
February 26, 2015
The Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health (DHH/OPH), pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Secretary of DHH by R.S. 40:962(C) and (H), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This rule is being promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq.).
February 25, 2015
In accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, (R.S. 49:950, et seq.), the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health (DHH/OPH) is renewing the emergency rule that amends Chapter 3 (Water Quality Standards), Chapter 9 (Louisiana Total Coliform Rule), Chapter 11 (Surface Water Treatment Rule) and Chapter 15 (Approved Chemical Laboratories/Drinking Water) of Part XII (Water Supplies) of Title 51 (Public Health−Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC). This action is being taken pursuant to the emergency rulemaking authority granted by R.S. 40:4(A)(13) and in accordance with the intent of Act 573 of 2014. Jimmy Guidry, M.D., State Health Officer, and DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert have determined that this Emergency Rule is necessary to avoid an imminent peril to the public health and safety.
January 29, 2015
Baton Rouge, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced the ban of multiple new synthetic marijuana compounds called "PX 1," "PX 2" and "MDMB-CHMICA" this week. Designer drugs, sold under names such as Blue Diamond and Mojo, have been linked to recent deaths and numerous hospitalizations in Louisiana hospitals in the past few months.
January 27, 2015
The Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health (DHH/OPH), pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Secretary of DHH by R.S. 40:962(C) and (H), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health. This rule is being promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq.). Based on the criteria, factors, and guidance set forth in R.S. 40:962(C) and 40:963, the Secretary, under this rulemaking, has determined that the below listed substances have a high potential for abuse and should be scheduled as controlled dangerous substances to avoid an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. In reaching the decision to designate the below listed substances as controlled dangerous substances under Schedule I, the Secretary has considered the criteria provided under R.S. 40:963 and the specific factors listed under R.S. 40:962(C). The Secretary has determined that Schedule I is the most appropriate due to her findings that the substances added herein have a high potential for abuse, the substances have no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the substances under medical supervision.
October 29, 2014
The emergency rule makes changes to LAC 51:XII.Chapters 3, 9, 11 and 15 regarding the need to increase the minimum disinfectant residual levels and measurements required to be maintained and taken by public water systems. Among other items addressed, the rule clarifies that daily residual measurements are required at the point of maximum residence time in the distribution system and records of chlorine residual measurements taken in the distribution system, besides from the treatment plant(s) itself, shall be recorded and kept by the public water system for a minimum of 10 years. This necessity comes in light of scientific data and recommendation from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relative to the control of the amoeba parasite which has, thus far, been found in four public water systems within Louisiana.
July 03, 2014
In accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, (R.S. 49:950, et seq.), the Department of Health and Hospitals issued the attached emergency rule, amending Chapter 27 (Controlled Dangerous Substances) Part LIII (Pharmacists) of Title 46 (Professional and Occupational Standards) of the Louisiana Administrative Code. This action was taken pursuant to the emergency rulemaking authority granted by R.S. 40:4(A)(l3), together with other authority(s) cited in the ER.