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Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund

Ken Schnauder, Executive Director
PCF Toll Free: 1.866.469.9555
PCF Main: 225.342.5200
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3718
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
Physical Address:
Iberville Building
627 North Fourth Street
Suite 2-300
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802





The Patient’s Compensation Fund is an off-budget unit of the state which is 100 percent self-funded and not pooled in the general fund. The Fund was created in 1975 to provide an affordable and guaranteed medical malpractice coverage system for the private healthcare providers in the state. It basically plays the role of an “excess insurer” of private healthcare providers. The law allows a provider to have financial responsibility for the first $100,000 of exposure per claim whether through insurance or security deposit and enroll in the Fund for the excess coverage and be under an umbrella of the cap on damages. The vast majority of health care providers are enrolled in the Patient’s Compensation Fund and pay surcharges for the coverage and protection provided. The Patient’s Compensation Fund provides protection for the healthcare system, keeping costs down, and providing a guaranteed pool of funds to pay those citizens injured from medical malpractice of private health care providers.

Emergency Rule 7 of 2020

If surcharge payments need to be expedited, wire transfers are strongly recommended.
ACH Payments are NOT Accepted.

Please click on the "Bank Wire Transfer" tab below 

Physical Address:
Iberville Building
627 N. Fourth Street
Suite 2-300
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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Form to File a Medical Review Panel Request

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W-9 Document

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Revised Statute 40:1231

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Strategic Plan FY 2020-21 through FY 2024-25