Our prayers and support go out to members of the Baton Rouge community who have experienced such devastating loss. Major flooding continues in portions of Louisiana. Due to the continued rain/flooding and its impacts throughout Louisiana, this notice is going out to all Louisiana dialysis providers for your information and reference:
Presidential Declaration with FEMA information for East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, etc. http://www.fema.gov/…/14/president-declares-disaster-louisi…
• Current Listing regarding Status of Operations:
o There are 71 dialysis facilities located within 26 Louisiana parishes impacted by flooding as of today.
o Available online at http://www.hsag.com/…/esrd-network-…/emergency-preparedness/
• Pharmacy issues: Remember that there is a special rule during emergencies for pharmacies. Pharmacies should dispense a one-time emergency prescription of up to a 30 day supply, if: (a) in the pharmacist’s professional opinion the medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy, and (b) the pharmacist makes a good faith effort to reduce the information to a written prescription marked “Emergency Prescription”, then file and maintain the prescription as required by law.” If patients/staff have any issues with pharmacies not complying with the rule, contact Latoya at the LDH EOC Pharmacy Desk (225) 354-3563.
LANO has also put together a Resource Page and Community Forum for Nonprofit Organizations who are seeking assistance, looking to share resources with fellow organizations, or in need of answers to serious questions.
Please visit our 2016 Flood Resources Forumhere to add new topics, subscribe to forum updates, or share current conversations with co-workers and friends.
Enjoy a great day of golf with your friends! Your support raises money for the Foundation’s programs and services. In addition, you can compete for the opportunity to play at TPC Sawgrass. Please contact Torie Kranze to register.
2016 Tournament Schedule
Monday, October 17th: The 21st Annual New Orleans Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational (English Turn, New Orleans)
Monday, November 14th: The 21st Annual Lafayette Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational (Oakbourne CC, Lafayette)
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Become a donor by signing up on the Donate Life Louisiana website. When you say Yes! on your driver’s license, you are then registered as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.