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Emergency Rules​

Agencies are given the authority through R.S. 49:953(B) to adopt temporary rules in order to create emergency provisions to prevent an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. These Emergency Rules can be effective upon signature and are filed with the Office of the State Register within five days of adoption.

This page provides the reader with the text of the Emergency Rules that will appear in the next printing of the Louisiana Register. The Emergency Rules on this page will be removed when the current Louisiana Register is displayed on-line. As new Emergency Rules are created, they will be posted here.

Agency ​Emergency Rule ​Effective Date
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Grassy Lake Management Area--Turkey Season ClosureMarch 5, 2020
Department of HealthReportable Diseases and Conditions--Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)March 6, 2020
Department of HealthRegistration of Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics and Prophylactic DevicesMarch 8, 2020
Department of HealthAbortion Facilities--Licensing StandardsMarch 27, 2020
Boxing and Wrestling CommissionBlood Work Laboratory Results for Class B Contestants
March 10, 2020
Department of HealthEmergency TelemedicineMarch 16, 2020
Department of Wildlife and FisheriesPearl River WMA Turkey Season ClosureMarch 16, 2020
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries2020 Commercial Large Coastal Shark AdjustmentMarch 11, 2020
Office of Alcohol and Tobacco ControlCBD Product Public Safety RegulationsMarch 16, 2020
Office of Alcohol and Tobacco ControlDirect Delivery of Alcohol Public Safety RegulationsMarch 16, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 36—Patient Protections and Related
Health Care Services Regarding Health Insurance Matters Affecting Insureds in Louisiana Caused by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 
March 17, 2020
Board of NursingTemporary Permits
March 19, 2020
Workforce CommissionPatient Protections and Related
Health Care Services Regarding Prescription Refills
March 19, 2020
Board of PharmacyLimitation on Dispensing Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 March 22, 2020
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 2020 Private Recreational Red Snapper Season March 23, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 35—Healthcare Coverage for Louisiana
Families Protection Act
March 23, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 37—Telemedicine and Network Adequacy in Health Insurance in Louisiana during the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)March 23, 2020
Board of PharmacyLimitation on Dispensing Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 March 23, 2020
Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional CounselorsTeletherapy Guidelines for Licensees and Definition of Internet Counseling March 23, 2020
Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional CounselorsCriminal History Records March 23, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 38—Temporary Licensing of Certain Insurance Producers March 25, 2020
Department of HealthDental Benefits Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan
Network Provider Reimbursement
March 23, 2020
Department of HealthAmendments to Programs and Services Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Statewide Public Health Emergency March 25, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 39—Mid-Term Audit of Auditable Policies March 26, 2020
Department of InsuranceEmergency Rule 40—Moratorium on Policy Cancellations/Non-Renewals for Policyholders in Louisiana during the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) March 26, 2020
Board of Medical ExaminersMedical Professions; Restricted Temporary Permits; Emergency Temporary PermitMarch 30, 2020
Department of Insurance​      Emergency Rule 41—Medical Surge-Related Patient Transfers in Louisiana during the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) March 31, 2020
Uniform Construction Code CouncilState Uniform Construction CodeApril 2, 2020
Department of Insurance​    Emergency Rule 40 Amended—Moratorium on Policy Cancellations/Non-Renewals for Policyholders in Louisiana during the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)April 3, 2020
Workforce CommissionTelemedicine/Telehealth CodesApril 3, 2020
Board of NursingContinuing Education--Nursing PracticeApril 3, 2020
Department of Insurance​    Emergency Rule 42—Tax Reporting During Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)April 3, 2020

Electronic Notification of Emergency Rules