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      RS 17:1519.4     


§1519.4.  Objects of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in operating the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans hospitals

A.  The LSU Health Sciences Centers shall establish an overall role, scope, and mission statement for hospitals of the division consistent with state law and the historical mission of the hospitals of providing medical care to any resident of the state of Louisiana, including the medically indigent and uninsured population.

(1)  In developing the role, scope, and mission, the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans shall consult with the respective hospital advisory committees and administrative boards to increase the number of minority doctors, relying on evidence-based guidelines to determine what care is given.

(2)  The LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans shall submit such recommendations to the board for approval.

B.  The objects and purposes of the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans in operating the hospitals of the division shall include:

(1)  Providing access to high quality medical care for patients, including the medically indigent and uninsured.

(2)  Developing medical and clinical manpower through accredited residency and other health education programs.

(3)  Operating efficiently and cost effectively with the revenue it reasonably expects to collect, as reflected in the operating budget approved by the board.

(4)  While achieving its objectives, working cooperatively with other health care providers and agencies to improve health outcomes.

C.  Those persons who are determined not to be medically indigent or uninsured and who present with non-emergency medical conditions or requiring services not otherwise available shall be admitted on a space available basis and shall be reasonably charged for treatment or service received.

Acts 1997, No. 3, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 2001, No. 1024, §§1 and 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2003, No. 906, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.

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