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Program D: Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Health Services Program is to provide the appropriate level of health care to the inmate population to meet their basic medical, dental, and mental health needs, thus allowing them to maintain their health and participate in institutional programs.

The goal of the Health Services Program is to assure that the health of inmates is adequately evaluated and that proper and effective treatment is provided as needed in order to maintain their health and allow for participation in institutional programs to the extent possible.

The Health Services Program of the Louisiana State Penitentiary provides medical services (including a 90-bed hospital), dental services, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling (including a substance abuse coordinator and both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous activities). The Health Services Program comprises approximately 12.5% of the total institution budget.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with State General Fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$10,002,117

$10,002,117

154

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$10,002,117

$10,002,117

154

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$138,264

$138,264

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$64,280

$64,280

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$156,698

$156,698

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($101,500)

($101,500)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

 $54,576

 $54,576

 2

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer two (2) Corrections Sergeant positions from the Incarceration program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program 

$42,600

$42,600

1

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer one (1) Deaf Interpreter position from the Incarceration program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program and change one classified position to an unclassified position

$10,357,035

$10,357,035

157

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$354,918

$354,918

(3)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.3% of the total request ($12,435,579). The increase in the recommended level is primarily due to transfer of three (3) positions with associated funding from other programs to reflect funding in the appropriate program and the funding of classified employee salary adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$733,639

 

Contract medical services for inmates - optometrist, radiologist, ENT specialist, orthopedist, neurologist, surgeon, oral surgeon, and psychiatrist

 

 

 

$733,639

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$156,698

 

Replace one defibrillator/monitor/pacer, one power examination table and one hematology analyzer, various pieces of dental equipment and computers for mental health section.

 

 

 

$156,698

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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