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Program D: Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-109

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 all 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 Avoyelles Correctional Center provides medical services (including an infirmary unit), 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 11.6% 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

 

 

 

 

 

$1,824,795

$1,824,795

30

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,824,795

$1,824,795

30

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$24,894

$24,894

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$15,621

$15,621

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 -2000

$15,000

$15,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($17,000)

($17,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$51,243

$51,243

0

 

Workload Operating Service and Supply costs associated with the 64-bed expansion

         

$1,914,553

$1,914,553

30

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$89,758

$89,758

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 79.2% of the total request ($2,419,028) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily due to the costs associated the 64-bed expansion.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$235,360

 

Medical services for inmates - psychiatrist, X-Ray technician, dentist, optometrist radiologist and psychologist

 

 

 

$235,360

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$15,000

 

Replace computer equipment and purchase two automatic vital signs machines

 

 

 

$15,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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