Chapter General §101. Definitions [formerly paragraph 1: 001]


Part XV. Hotels, Lodging Houses, Boarding Houses



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Part XV. Hotels, Lodging Houses, Boarding Houses

Chapter 1. General

§101. Definitions


[formerly paragraph 15:001]

A. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the following words and terms used in this Part of the sanitary code and all other Parts which are adopted or may be adopted are defined for the purpose thereof as follows.



Boarding House―a building or group of buildings where persons are supplied with, and charged for, sleeping accommodations and meals for fixed periods of time.

Hotel―a building where transient guests are usually received without stipulated engagement as to the duration of their stay and are supplied with, and charged for, lodging or meals or both, and such services and attention as are necessarily incident to the use of such places as a temporary abode. This definition includes motels.

Lodging House―a building or group of buildings where persons are supplied with, and charged for, sleeping accommodations but not meals.

Proprietor―a person as defined in Part I, who owns or operates a hotel, lodging house or boarding house.

AUTHORITY NOTE: The first general authority for promulgation of the sanitary code is in R.S. 36:258 (B), with more particular provisions found in Chapters 1 and 4 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. This Part is promulgated in accordance with the specific provisions of R. S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40: 5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§103. Permits


[formerly paragraph 15:002-1]

A. Any person operating a hotel, lodging house or boarding house must obtain a permit from the state health officer.

B. [Formerly paragraph 15:002-2] Such permits are non-transferable.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§105. Plans and Specifications


[formerly paragraph 15:003]

A. Any person constructing, expanding, or renovating a hotel, lodging house or boarding house shall submit plans to and acquire approval of the state health officer.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§107. Water Supply
[formerly paragraph 15:004]

A. Enough potable water under pressure to supply a minimum of 50 gallons per person per day shall be provided for drinking, cooking and washing purposes. Water supplied to hotels, lodging houses and boarding houses shall conform to the requirements of Part XII of this Code.

B. [Formerly paragraph 15:005] Required Reports. Where a water treatment process is employed, accurate and complete daily reports on the report on the operation thereof shall be kept and submitted at monthly intervals to the state health officer in the parish in which the water supply is located, on a form prescribed by the state health officer.

1. [Formerly paragraph 15:006] Any failure of adequate treatment, change in treatment, process or equipment, or any change in source of water supply, shall be reported immediately to the state health officer.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§109. Drinking Utensils
[formerly paragraph 15:007]

A. Two types of drinking utensils are acceptable:


single-service and multi-use. Single-service utensils are preferable. Multi-use utensils are acceptable, so long as they are washed, rinsed and sanitized between uses in accordance with Part XXIII of this Code.

B. [Formerly paragraph 15:008] Single-service utensils shall meet the requirements of §§2115, 2503, and 2517 of Part XXIII of this Code.

C. [Formerly paragraph 15:009] The use of a communal drinking cup is prohibited. If drinking fountains are provided, they shall meet the requirements of 14:172 of Part XIV of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§111. Linen Requirements
[formerly paragraph 15:010]

A. Hotels, lodging houses, and boarding houses shall furnish each guest with clean bed linen and individual towels in each room occupied by such guest, and also in the public lavatories and wash rooms of such places. Clean sheets and pillow slips shall be provided for the bed, bunk, or cot to be occupied by such guest. Sheets shall be of sufficient width and length to completely cover the mattress and spring. At least one lavatory with a supply of soap shall be provided in each toilet room. Hotels should change all such linen daily. Lodging houses and boarding houses should change all such linen at least weekly. All towels, sheet and pillow slips used by one guest shall be washed, sanitized and dried before being furnished to another guest. The use of communal towels in public places is prohibited.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1384 (June 2002).

§113. Eating and Beverage Facilities
[formerly paragraph 15:011]

A. Eating and/or beverage facilities shall obtain a separate permit from the state health officer, having shown themselves to be in compliance with the appropriate Parts of this Code, viz. XII, XIII, XIV and XXIII.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§115. Swimming Facilities
[formerly paragraph 15:012]

A. Swimming facilities shall meet the requirements of Part XXIV of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§117. Sewage Disposal
[formerly paragraph 15:013]

A. Approved toilet and sewage disposal facilities shall be provided. Toilets, toilet rooms, and methods of sewage disposal shall conform to the requirements of Parts XIII and XIV of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§119. Garbage Disposal
[formerly paragraph 15:014]

A. Garbage shall be deposited in watertight containers and either covered at all times or otherwise protected from animals, flies, and other insects. The contents shall be removed as often as necessary to prevent decomposition and overflow, and disposed of in accordance with the applicable regulations, including Part XXVII of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002), repromulgated LR 29:1098 (July 2003).

§121. Employee Health
[formerly paragraph 15:015]

A. The requirements of Part I, §117 and Part II, §501 shall be met.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§123. Dampness and Noxious Odors Prohibited
[formerly paragraph 15:016]

A. No person shall rent, let, hire out, or allow to be used for a place of sleeping or residence, any portion or apartment of any building, wherein the floor is damp by reason of water from the ground, or which is impregnated or penetrated by an offensive gas or smell prejudicial to health.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§125. Ice Requirements
[formerly paragraph 15:017]

A. When ice is provided, it shall be of the same bacteriological quality as approved drinking water and shall be handled in compliance with §1907 of Part XXIII of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§127. Pest Control
[formerly paragraph 15:018]

A. The walls, ceilings and floors throughout any hotel, lodging house or boarding house shall be kept clean, insect and rodent free (meeting the requirements of Part V of this Code) and in good repair.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§129. Ventilation Requirements
[formerly paragraph 15:019]

A. Sleeping rooms shall be ventilated by natural or artificial means or both, and also provided with heating facilities. The combustion chambers of all heaters, heating systems, and other fired equipment shall be vented to the atmosphere. Other parts of the heating, cooling, and ventilating system shall be so designed, built, and maintained as to ensure that the pressure in the space from which combustion air is drawn does not become negative with respect to the atmosphere.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§131. Illumination Requirements
[formerly paragraph 15:020]

A. All rooms shall be provided with adequate illumination to provide:

1. minimum of 10 foot-candles in stairways and halls at an elevation 30 inches above the floor; and

2. a minimum of 30 foot-candles over the areas used for sleeping, reading, cooking and bathing.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).

§133. Responsibility of the Proprietor
[formerly paragraph 15:021-1]

A. It shall be the duty of the proprietor or person in charge of each establishment to which this Part applies to see that all regulations herein are observed.

B. [Formerly paragraph 15:021-2] The proprietors of all hotels, lodging houses and boarding houses shall keep a record of all guests, noting the name and address of each occupant; date of arrival; and date of departure. This record shall be open during normal operating hours to inspection by the state health officer whenever there is a threat to the public health.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40: 4 (A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1385 (June 2002).





Title 51

Public Health―SaniTary Code

Part XVI. Campsites



Chapter 1. General

§101. Definitions


[formerly paragraph 16:001]

A. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the following words and terms used in this Part of the sanitary code, and all other Parts which are adopted or may be adopted, are defined for the purposes thereof as follows.



Camp―any structure used temporarily or occasionally as a dwelling; not used as a residence.

Campsite―a parcel of land or place where cabins, cottages, huts, travel trailers and/or truck coaches or campers, mobile homes and/or trailers, tent campers, tents, and similar structures are erected, parked, maintained, when such place is designed to be used as a temporary abode for camping purposes. This definition includes, but is not limited to, any recreational, educational, tourist, sectarian, work lodging, squatter, or youth camps, and places where camping is allowed without benefit of habitational units, whether a fee is charged for the use thereof or not. This definition does not include private, single family camps.

Comfort Station―a permanent or semi-permanent structure including at least a toilet and lavatory.

Day Camp―an organized campsite that does not provide facilities for overnight use.

Disposal Site―a place or site in or on any camp where refuse materials are routinely disposed of by incineration, landfill, compost, or other disposal method approved by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Food Service Establishment―defined in Part XXIII of this Code.

Garbage―all putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, and all animal offal and carcasses of dead animals.

Mobile Home and/or Trailer―a unit used for living or sleeping purposes, equipped with wheels used for the purpose of transporting said unit from place to place whether by motor power or other means (see travel trailer).

Natural Swimming Area―all artificial and natural lakes, reservoirs, creeks, ponds, and streams, together with shores, associated buildings, equipment and appurtenances, if used by human beings for swimming or bathing purposes.

Permanent Structure―a building and appurtenance owned and/or operated by camp management for living, dining, sleeping, toilet, bathing, shelter, toolshed, storage, assembly, infirmary, or stable, so constructed as to be immovable and permanent.

Permit―a written document issued by the state health officer giving a designated person permission to operate a specific organized camp.

Primitive Camp―a campsite established for tent camping only, in which accommodations might include toilet and refuse disposal facilities.

Resident Camp―a campsite where one or more permanent or semi-permanent structures are established or maintained as living or sleeping quarters with or without centralized food preparation and food service facilities.

Sanitary Stations―a sewage inlet with cover, surrounded by a concrete apron sloped inward to the drain, and watering facilities to permit periodic wash-down of the immediately adjacent area, to be used as a disposal point for the contents of sewage holding tanks of self-contained travel trailers and/or truck coaches or campers, mobile homes and/or trailers, and tent campers.

Semi-Permanent Structure―any building, tent, structure, or trailer and appurtenances owned and/or operated by camp management for sleeping, living, dining, toilet, bathing, kitchen, tool shed, storage, assemble, infirmary, or animal shelter, etc., so constructed as to be movable, and/or easily disassembled, and not permanent in nature.

Service Building―a permanent or semi-permanent structure of building, housing at least toilet, bathing, and lavatory facilities for both sexes.

Squatter―one who settles or locates on land without legal claim or without the expressed consent of the owner or person in charge of the land.

Tent Camper―any vehicular portable structure built on a chassis, designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, or vacation use, with or without kitchen equipment, toilet, and lavatory facilities constructed so that the sides and top may be raised an/or extended when parked and lowered and/or retracted while being transported.

Tent Camper Space―a plot of ground with a camp, marked and designated for the accommodation of one tent camper.

Tent Site―a plot of ground, within a campsite, marked and designed for the accommodation of one privately-owned tent.

Toilet―a water closet or privy.

Travel Trailer—a vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use, of such size or weight as not to require special highway movement permits when towed by a motorized vehicle, and of gross trailer area less than 320 square feet.

a. Self-Contained. Travel trailer having sleeping accommodations, kitchen sink, and other food preparation equipment, a water flushed or chemical toilet, lavatory and/or bathing facilities, and normally a sewage holding tank for retaining wastes.

b. Non Self-Contained. Travel trailer having sleeping accommodation usually kitchen facilities only and is dependent on a service building.



Travel Trailer Space―a plot of ground, within a camp, marked and designated for the accommodation of one travel trailer, mobile home, or mobile home trailer.

Truck Coach or Camper―a portable structure without chassis or wheels built for transport by truck, designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation use.

a. Self-Contained. Truck coach or camper having sleeping accommodations, kitchen sink, and other food preparation equipment, water flushed or chemical toilet, lavatory and/or bathing facilities, and normally having a sewage holding tank for retaining liquid wastes.

b. Non Self-Contained. Truck coach or camper containing sleeping accommodations with or without sink and food preparation equipment, and dependent on a service building.

Truck Coach/Camper Space―a plot of ground, within a camp, marked and designated for the accommodation of one truck coach or truck camper.

AUTHORITY NOTE: The first source of authority for promulgation of the sanitary code is in R.S. 36:258(B), with more particular provisions found in Chapters 1 and 4 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. This Part is promulgated in accordance with the specific provisions of R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1386 (June 2002), repromulgated LR 29:1098 (July 2003), LR 38:2925 (November 2012).

Chapter 3. Plans Review

§301. New Construction or Major Alterations
[formerly paragraph 16:002]

A. No new campsite shall hereafter be constructed nor shall major alterations be made to existing campsites without the prior written approval of, and unless in accordance with plans and specifications approved in advance by, the state health officer.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:103] Said plans and specifications shall include, at least, the following:

1. a vicinity map showing the project location;

2. a plot plan showing:

a. property lines;

b. the location and width of roads;

c. the number, location, and dimensions of all travel trailer spaces, tent camper spaces, and tent sites;

d. the number, size, type, and location of all permanent and/or semi-permanent structures and facilities;

e. the location of any water supply and sewage disposal system;

f. the location of water and sewer lines;

3. plans and specifications for any sewage collection and/or treatment systems which must be in accordance with the requirements of Part XIII of this Code;

4. plans and specifications for any water supply systems, which must be in accordance with the requirements of Part XII of this Code;

5. plans and specifications for any swimming pool, which must be in accordance with the requirement of Part XXIV of this Code;

6. plans and specifications for any central food preparation and/or food service buildings, including kitchen floor plan, kitchen layout and type of equipment, dining area, rest room for kitchen workers, storage areas, and plumbing (including riser diagrams) which must be in accordance with the requirements of Part XIV of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1387 (June 2002).

Chapter 5. Permits and Inspections

§501. Requirements for Permits
[formerly paragraph 16:004]

A. No person shall operate a campsite in Louisiana without first receiving approval from the state health officer. Such permit shall not be issued until all pertinent requirements of this Code are met.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:005] The permit to operate a campsite shall expire on the first day of January next following the date of issue. The permit shall not be reissued if there are violations of this Code in the camp.

C. [Formerly paragraph 16:006] A permit may be revoked by the state health officer if he finds that the campsite for which the permit is issued, is operated, maintained, or occupied in violation of this code. The permit shall be reissued when such violations are corrected.

D. [Formerly paragraph 16:007] Permits shall be conspicuously posted in the office of the campsite permitted and shall not be transferable from one person to another.

E. [Formerly paragraph 16:043] The state health officer may waive some of the requirements of this Part for primitive campsites.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1387 (June 2002).

§503. Authority to Enter and Inspect Campsites
[formerly paragraph 16:008]

A. The state health officer shall have authority to enter any campsite subject to the code at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspection and enforcement of these regulations. The state health officer shall be given access to all parts of the establishment affected by this code and be furnished any information necessary to make the inspection complete.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Except as may be limited by the provisions of R.S. 40:5 (21) and R.S. 40:8 this Section is promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4).

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1387 (June 2002).

Chapter 7. Location, Access, Water Supply and Swimming Facilities

§701. Location and Access


[formerly paragraph 16:009]

A. Campsites shall be located on a well-graded and well-drained site, not subject to flooding, and so located that its drainage will not endanger any private or public water supply.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1388 (June 2002).

§703. Water Supply
[formerly paragraph 16:010]

A. Water supplies shall conform with the requirements of Part XII of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1388 (June 2002).

§705. Swimming Facilities
[formerly paragraph 16:011]

A. Where swimming facilities are provided, such as swimming pools or other types of swimming areas, they shall conform with the requirements of Part XXIV of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(4) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1388 (June 2002).

*Editor's Note: The address cited in §901.E has changed to:

Louisiana State Fire Marshal

8181 Independence Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Chapter 9. Sleeping, Area, Grounds, Facilities and Maintenance of Campsites

§901. Campsite Requirements


[formerly paragraph 16:012]

A. All permanent and/or semi-permanent structures (except tents and trailers) in any campsite shall be located such that the minimum distance between them is 40 feet. The minimum distance between any permanent and/or semi-permanent tent and/or trailer and any other such tent and/or trailer and/or between those and any other permanent and/or semi-permanent structure shall be 20 feet.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:113] All living and/or sleeping quarters shall be structurally sound and shall provide protection to the occupants against the elements of the weather.

C. [Formerly paragraph 16:114] All living and/or sleeping quarters shall be properly ventilated by one or more methods including, but not limited to the following: windows, air conditioning, or forced air ventilation. Living and/or sleeping quarters which have no outside opening shall not be permitted in any campsite.

D. [Formerly paragraph 16:115] In all living and/or sleeping quarters the combustion chambers of all heaters, heating systems, and other fired equipment shall be vented to the atmosphere. Other parts of the heating, cooling and ventilating system shall be so designed, built, operated, and maintained as to ensure that the pressure in the space from which combustion air is drawn does not become negative with respect to the atmosphere.

E. [Formerly paragraph 16:116] All cooking stoves, heaters, heating systems, and other fired equipment shall be designed, built, operated, and maintained in accordance with the regulations of the *Louisiana State Fire Marshal, State Office Building, Room 211, 325 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112.

F. [Formerly paragraph 16:117] All campsites shall have each space and/or site for tents, travel trailers, truck coach or camper, sand tent campers clearly marked and designated.

G. [Formerly paragraph 16:118] In all campsites, all travel trailers, truck coaches or campers, mobile homes, and/or trailers, tent campers, and tent shall be located at least 20 feet apart.

H. [Formerly paragraph 16:119] Doubling or allowing more than one travel trailer, truck coach or camper, mobile home and/or trailer, tent camper, or tent per site at the same time is prohibited.

I. [Formerly paragraph 16:020] The number of sleepers per permanent structure of all camps shall be such that each sleeper is provided with at least 48 square feet or floor space.

J. [Formerly paragraph 16:021] Where electricity is provided, a minimum of 10 foot-candles of lighting (measured 3 feet above the floor) shall be provided in all areas inside of all permanent or semi-permanent structures. Privies may be exempted from this requirement by the state health officer.

K. [Formerly paragraph 16:022] All permanent and semi-permanent structures used for living and/or sleeping purposes in all campsites shall be provided with cleanable walls, floors, and ceilings; and these shall be kept clean and in good repair at all times.

L. [Formerly paragraph 16:023] Unassigned.

M. [Formerly paragraph 16:024] Food service operations, except individual or groups of individuals preparing their own meals, shall be operated in accordance with the regulations of Part XXIII of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1388 (June 2002).

Chapter 11. Sanitary Toilet and Bathing Facilities at Campsites

§1101. Requirements for Toilets and Bathing


Houses at Campsites
[formerly paragraph 16:025]

A. Toilet, lavatory, and bathing (shower or tub) facilities shall be provided for all campers (persons), not living in self contained units, in accordance with the requirements of the following Subparagraphs. Bathing facilities need not be provided in primitive camps or in day camps.

1. At least one water closet, toilet, pit privy, or chemical toilet shall be provided for each 15 persons or less, complete with sanitary toilet tissue. Pit privies and/or chemical toilets are not permitted if a camp or the actual inhabited area of a campsite is within 300 feet of a public line main or lateral. In such case plumbing fixtures shall be connected to the public sewer main or lateral, provided that such sewer main or lateral is adequate to serve such premises, and provided the property owner is legally entitled to make such a connection.

2. Urinals shall be provided at the rate of one for each 30 males.

3. Separate bathing (shower) facilities, with hot and cold running water, shall be provided for male and female campers at the rate of one showerhead for each 15 persons of the same sex.

4. Hand-washing facilities with running water, soap, and sanitary towels, such as roll-type or single-service paper towels, or air dryers shall be provided in every toilet room. In areas where pit privies or chemical toilets may be the principal toilet facilities, hand-washing facilities consisting of cold running water and soap shall be provided outside the toilet facilities.

5. The use of common towels is prohibited.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:026] Toilet rooms and bathing houses shall be located at a distance no greater than 200 feet away from all living and sleeping quarters.

C. [Formerly paragraph 16:027] The floors of toilet rooms and bathing housed shall be disinfected daily by the use of sanitizing solutions or equivalent bactericidal chemicals approved by the state health officer.

D. [Formerly paragraph 16:028] Pit privies shall be constructed to conform with the requirements of Part XIII of this Code.

E. [Formerly paragraph 16:029] Pit privies shall not be located within 100 feet of any kitchen, mess hall, or dining area.

F. [Formerly paragraph 16:030] All plumbing installations, including design, materials, construction, operation, and maintenance, shall be in accordance with the requirements of Part XIV of this Code.

G. [Formerly paragraph 16:031] The final disposition of all water borne human wastes, including but not limited to, those from restrooms, kitchens, lavatories, bathrooms, bath houses, toilets, urinals, showers, tubs, washing machines, and wash stands, shall be in accordance with the requirements of Part XIII of this Code.

H. [Formerly paragraph 16:032] All permanent and/or semi-permanent buildings, and all travel coaches and/or campers, mobile homes and/or trailers, and tent campers equipped with kitchens, baths, or toilet facilities shall be connected only to an approved sewerage system, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with the requirements of Parts XIII and XIV of this Code.

I. [Formerly paragraph 16:033] A sanitary station, meeting the requirements of the sate health officer, shall be provided in all campsites that accept self-contained travel trailers, truck coaches and/or campers, mobile homes and/or trailers, tent campers, or any other portable units which include a sewage holding tank.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1388 (June 2002), repromulgated LR 29:1098 (July 2003).

Chapter 13. General Sanitary Requirements

§1301. Housekeeping
[formerly paragraph 16:034]

A. All dwellings shall meet the requirements of Part V of this Code, shall be kept clean, free of insects and rodents, and well repaired. All outside openings shall be effectively screened against insects.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:035] The entire premises of all camps shall be kept free of accumulations of refuse and debris.

C. [Formerly paragraph 16:036] All articles of bedding shall be kept clean and in good repair. Mattress covers shall be furnished in all sleeping quarters provided by the camp. When furnished by the camp, clean linen shall be provided to each occupant upon arrival and at least weekly thereafter.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1389 (June 2002).

§1303. Garbage and Refuse
[formerly paragraph 16: 037]

A. Garbage and refuse shall be handled and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of Part XXVII of this Code and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:4(A)(5) and R.S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1389 (June 2002), repromulgated LR 29:1098 (July 2003).

§1305. Disease Control
[formerly paragraph 16:038]

A. Control of diseases shall be in accordance with the requirements of Part II of this Code.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1389 (June 2002).

*Editor's Note: The address cited in §1307.A has changed to:

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P.O. 3596

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3596

§1307. Insects and Rodents
[formerly paragraph 16:039]

A. Extermination methods used to control insects and rodents shall be in accordance with the regulations of the *Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, P.O. Box 16390-A, Baton Rouge, LA 70893.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1389 (June 2002).

§1309. Other Animals
[formerly paragraph 16:040]

A. No dogs cats, or other domestic animals shall be permitted to run at large within the limits of campgrounds.

B. [Formerly paragraph 16:041] It shall be the duty of the owner or person in charge of the camp to report, to the state health officer, bites to humans caused by dogs, cats, bats, or any other type of warm blooded domestic or wild animal.

C. [Formerly paragraph 16:042] Horses, dogs or other domestic animals or pets shall not be permitted in swimming areas or in areas used for waterfront activities.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R. S. 40:4(A)(4) and R. S. 40:5.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1389 (June 2002).






Title 51

Public Health―SaniTary Code



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