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08/04/2021 ************ALERT ***********ALERT ************ALERT ************ALERT********
08/04/2021: The Governor of the State of Louisiana has issued a statewide mask mandate which includes chiropractic offices. All employees, patients and physicians should be wearing a mask that adequately protects themselves and others. Please follow the CDC guidelines posted on their website in cases of exposure.
The LA Department of Health issued “Healthcare Facility
Notice/Order Number 2020-COVID 19- All-007”.
In part, it states that all healthcare providers postpone all
in-person healthcare services that can safely be postponed for 30 days.
You are to use your best clinical judgment to make this determination.
You shall consider the entire clinical picture when determining if
the service can be safely postponed, including the consequences of
postponement to the patient, and the consequences to the health-care
system. Providers acting in
good faith will be not found to be in violation of this directive.
Pursuant to LA R.S. 2816.A.8, all contagious infectious
disease protocols should be followed.
Guidelines can be found at CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-NCOV/infec.HTML
In addition, in compliance with Governor Edwards’ statewide “stay at home” order, the LA Board office will be closed to the public, vendors and licensees. Phone lines are being maintained during office hours. Please reference the website, www.lachiropracticboard.com for the most current information about this and other pertinent issues pertaining to chiropractic licensing and regulation.
clarify our 03/16/2020 communication below,
the Board is not mandating closures.
answer to the many questions about “telepractice”
or “telemedicine”, the
may use electronic means to recommend, change, or address activities
which do not require “direct patient contact” such
as at home exercise, general hygiene,
at home palliative care, nutrition, diet and general wellness
recommendations and referrals.
activities which require” direct patient contact”, such as
examinations, shall not be conducted via electronic means.
In response to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) concerns, the LA Board is not directing any office closures at this time. Use your own discretion. You should follow all CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Federal, State, Regional and Local guidelines and advisories.
"Telepractice", such as recommending exercise, general hygiene, at-home palliative care or nutrition may be appropriate. Physician actions, such as examinations, that usually require direct patient contact, would not be allowed.
The Board office will be temporarily closed to all public, visitors and vendors. Any business inquiries can be conducted via telephone, email, fax, or US Mail. The Board office will be staffed (limited basis) daily. Thank you for your patience, consideration and understanding.
NOTE: Act No. 693 of the 2014 Regular Session of the LA Legislature requires that every state auditee (public body and quasi public agency) shall post information concerning the reporting of the misappropriation, fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds. For your convenience, you can go to www.reportfraud.la
NOTE: SCR 83 of the 2018 Regular Session of the LA Legislature requests each occupational and professional board and commission in the state to provide licensing info for military-trained applicants and their family members. Contact the Board office for specific info (phone 225-765-2322; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; fax: 225-765-2640) and specify you are military personnel or spouse of military personnel.