Pain Management Clinics
Pain Management Clinics are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section (HSS).
Pain management clinic -"a publicly or privately owned facility that is primarily engaged in the treatment of pain by prescribing narcotic medications." Louisiana Revised Statute 40:2198.11
Pain Management Clinic Required Documentation
The provider must submit a Letter of Intent to HSS via US mail. Required documents may be submitted with the Letter of Intent.
Below is a list of documents that are required for Initial License Application of a Pain Management Clinic. Submit documents to Health Standards Section.
1. Completed Pain Management Clinic Application Form
2. Completed fire marshal’s approval from the Office of the State Fire Marshal
3. Completed health approval from the Louisiana Office of Public Health
4. Appropriate licensing fee
5. Zoning approval from local government - 8” x 10” floor sketch of your facility showing the required rooms and their sizes.
6. Copy of the clinic’s occupational license.
7. Copy of criminal background check from the Louisiana State Police or their authorized agent on all owners.
8. Verification of the physician owners’ certification in the sub specialty of pain management in accordance with Section 7403.
9. For all clinics open since June 15, 2005, verification of credentials as a “pain specialist” for all physicians who may examine patients, and prescribe Controlled Substances to patients on behalf of the clinic.
10. For urgent care facilities in operation on or before June 15, 2005, verification that all physicians who may examine patients, and prescribe controlled dangerous substances on behalf of the clinic are “pain specialists”.
11. For pain management clinics that were in operation prior to June 15, 2005, please provide verification that the Medical Director is a physician licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana, and verification that all physicians who may examine patients, and prescribe controlled dangerous substances to patients on behalf of the clinic are “pain specialists” in accordance with the statute.
12. If your facility was in operation prior to June 15, 2005, and is not 100% operated by Board Certified “pain specialists”, the you must submit proof of all of the following:
a) The clinic is not owned, in whole or in part, by independent contract, agreement, partnership, or joint venture by a physician who has:
1) Been denied privileges of prescribing, dispensing, administering, supplying,, or selling any controlled substances; and
2) Had any Board action taken against his or her medical license as the result of dependency on drugs or alcohol?
b) The clinic is not owned, either in whole or in part, by a person who has been convicted of, or plead guilty, or nolo contender to a felony to a felony
c) The clinic is not owned, either in whole or in part, by a person who has been convicted of, or plead guilty, or nolo contender to a misdemeanor the facts of which relate to the use, distribution, or illegal prescription of any controlled substances
d) The clinic does not have any contractual relationship through employment, or independent contract with a physician who during the course of his practice has:
1) Been denied the privileges of prescribing, dispensing, administering, supplying or selling and controlled substances; and
2) Had any board action taken against his or her license as a result of dependency on drugs or alcohol
e) The clinic is an urgent care facility offering primary or acute care services, in addition to caring for patients with chronic pain, and has held itself out to the public as an urgent care facility. This shall include copies of past occupational licenses demonstrating that the facility has functioned as an urgent care facility, advertisements, policies, procedures, protocols, etc.