Louisiana Division of Administration

Patient's Compensation Fund

Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund


The Patient’s Compensation Fund is an off-budget unit of the state which is 100 percent self-funded and not pooled in the general fund. The Fund was created in 1975 to provide an affordable and guaranteed medical malpractice coverage system for the private healthcare providers in the state. It basically plays the role of an “excess insurer” of private healthcare providers. The law allows a provider to have financial responsibility for the first $100,000 of exposure per claim whether through insurance or security deposit and enroll in the Fund for the excess coverage and be under an umbrella of the cap on damages. The vast majority of health care providers are enrolled in the Patient’s Compensation Fund and pay surcharges for the coverage and protection provided. The Patient’s Compensation Fund provides protection for the healthcare system, keeping costs down, and providing a guaranteed pool of funds to pay those citizens injured from medical malpractice of private health care providers.


Emergency Rule 7 of 2020

If surcharge payments need to be expedited, wire transfers are strongly recommended.

ACH Payments are NOT Accepted.

Please click on the "Bank Wire Transfer" tab below

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Ken Schnauder, Director
P.O. Box 3718
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
627 N. Fourth St., Suite 2-300
Baton Rouge, LA 70802