Document preparation for Louisiana Register publication and Louisiana Administrative Code assimilation is done by using a methodical process.
Each document is composed according to its purpose, for example: a proposed rule has more components than a finalized rule and both have different components than an emergency rule.
Commonly used LAC Manuscript Styles:
Authority and Historical Notes
Abbreviations and Symbols
Standardized Arrangement for Formatting
Use the uniform codification system to arrange the text in your document.
Format document text using uniform guidelines prescribed by the Office of the State Register. The use of most text follows the standard rules of grammar. However, certain content follows the manuscript style prescribed for the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC).
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Uniform Codification System
The Administrative Procedure Act authorizes OSR to "prescribe a uniform system of indexing, numbering, arrangement of text and citation of authority and history notes for the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC). This system of numbering is called codification and is used to identify content of the LAC.
The LAC is divided by Titles, which are organized according to subject matter.
Titles are subdivided using the following sequential order. Notice that each component has its own identifier that uses either uppercase letters, lower case letters, Arabic numerals, or Roman numerals.