Plain Language is the use of straightforward communication without "legalese" and long, run-on sentences.
In Louisiana, rule writers are to write regulations with the reader in mind, allowing for improved readability and comprehension.
Rule writers are to establish a readability profile for the intended reader in order to estimate the level of complexity required for the regulation language.
If needed, contact our office for help with this endeavor.
For examples go to: federal guidelines.
When writing your document, use a readability analyzer to check paragraphs that seem wordy or difficult to read. Omit any codification prior to putting your text through an analyzer. Aim for a readability score no higher than your reader profile indicates, never exceed a post high school reading level.
Try to use everyday words and short sentences. If you must use technical terms, define the terms using plain language.