Home Health Agencies provide medical care to patients in their homes. Services typically include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. In many states, home hospice care falls under home health licensing. Like medical facilities, states heavily regulate home health agencies and require licenses. In some cases, county and city licenses also apply, particularly to the disposal of medical waste.
The city that gave us Mardi Gras tries to be easy and accessible for businesses. New Orleans keeps local licensing to a minimum and leaves the majority of regulation to the state. Louisiana, on the other hand, requires many licenses in a diverse array of industries. New businesses must make sure they comply. While New Orleans often conjures up images of Mardi Gras and the culturally significant French Quarter and Bourbon Street, tourism isn't its only significant industry. New Orleans is in fact, one of the United States' energy industry centers housing oil refining and petrochemical production, a corporate base for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production. Additionally, New Orleans remains a major port city and hub of trade and transportation.