Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Policy Research and Health Systems Analysis


Information for making optimal data-driven decisions is readily available and utilized to drive decisions that support the accomplishment of health goals, shapes policies, and assure cost effective systems that provide positive outcomes.


To serve as the state's health systems "Knowledge Resource" that drives data-based policy development and program accountability.

Louisiana Medical Disclosure Requirements

LA R.S. 40:1299.40(E) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to determine which risks and hazards related to medical care and surgical procedures must be disclosed by a physician or other health care provider to a patient or person authorized to give consent for a patient as well as to establish the general form and substance of such disclosure. The lists and related information regarding the required disclosures for medical treatments and surgical procedures promulgated by DHH pursuant to the referenced statute are located at Louisiana Administrative Code Title 48, Part I, Chapter 23, which may be viewed here

Medical Disclosure Panel

The medical disclosure panel is currently being reestablished in statute in a bill likely to be signed into law shortly. The regulations, while not available on an online database, are still available in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title  48, Chapter 5. A link is available here:


Please address any questions or comments regarding the medical disclosure requirements to Sheila Bridgewater at 225-342-1191 or