Regulatory & Healthcare Resources Toolkit

Healthcare is governed by multiple regulatory and governmental agencies who provide a vast amount of proactive information and standards to ensure healthcare organizations are providing high quality and safe patient care. There are also specialized healthcare professional societies who provide best practice guidance in many areas of healthcare. The toolkit provides national and state resources in regulatory and governmental standards and best practices from healthcare professional societies.

Federal Regulatory and Governmental Resources

This section of the toolkit includes multiple links for nationwide public access to numerous regulatory and governmental resources on public health, emergencies, prevention and treatment of disease, standards, regulations, safety, security, accreditation bodies, public assistance, and guidelines.

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    ASPR Tracie

    The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response offers guidance in public health emergencies. This program provides resources to assist in the development of health care preparedness and response. Tools, templates, and webinars are among the sources available.

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    CDC Center for Disease Control

    CDC is the Center for Disease Control of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is a national institute whose aim is to protect the public's health and prevent and control the disease. This website offers numerous resources for updated information on infectious disease processes that threaten public health.

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    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    This site is for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is a governmental website that provides tools and links on guidance, data, forms, education, and numerous materials about Medicare and Medicaid Services.

State of Louisiana Regulatory and Governmental Resources

This set of regulatory and governmental resources center around the state of Louisiana. Guidance is available on the following subjects: COVID-19, fire, patient compensation, the state workforce, Louisiana law, and law enforcement.

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    Louisiana Department of Health

    The Louisiana Department of Health developed a Covid-19 website. This forum provides a wealth of information and provides viewers with key updates about the virus, information on testing, contact tracing, guidance, and resources on preventing the spread of this illness.

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    Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections specifies a website specific to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal. The site offers information on inspections, investigations, safety, plans, code review, education, and training.

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    Louisiana's Patient Compensation Fund

    The Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund allows the provider financial responsibility while also protecting the healthcare system. This website includes information relative to worker's compensation. It delves into statutes, rules and regulations, strategic plans, instructions on filing and request, and FAQs.

National Healthcare Professional Society Resources

The following is a list of Professional Healthcare Societies providing numerous resources for specialties in healthcare. Each one’s mission is to improve the quality of care given to patients. View each organization to review specific information relative to each service.

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    AAAHC-Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is an institution for quality improvement. It offers benchmarking studies and data reporting, toolkits on patient safety and disease management, recognizes exemplary care, and coordinates with national organizations.

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    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    AHRQ focuses on healthcare research systems, practice improvement, and data & analytics to provide high quality, affordable, and accessible care for all. This site includes featured programs, funding & grants, news, events, and research on quality and patient safety.

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    American Association for Respiratory Care AARC

    This forum consists of the latest news related to respiratory care. A member can join this Association for education, advocacy, and many resources for respiratory therapists.

Louisiana Healthcare Professional Organizational Resources

Louisiana has a wealth of professional organizations supporting many aspects of the healthcare arena. Listed are the organizations found in the state of Louisiana.