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LSBN COVID-19 Emergency Actions
posted on March 17, 2020

Emergency relief for moderate point of care clinical laboratory testing: In response to Governor Edwards’ declared Public Health Emergency and hospitals designation of all acute care patient areas as critical, I am granting emergency relief for all RNs/APRNs in hospitals to be allowed to do moderate clinical laboratory point of care testing. This emergency relief will continue until such time as Governor Edwards deems the health emergency to be over.  LSBN’s declaratory statement regarding POCT is available at

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Suspension of 2019 CNE Audit

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