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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 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 provides medical services, 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 13.1% 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 indictors 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

 

 

 

 

 

$4,355,271

$4,355,271

70

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$315,712

$315,712

0

 

Carry forward of Acquisitions and Major Repairs

 

 

 

 

 

$4,670,983

$4,670,983

70

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$77,494

$77,494

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$28,640

$28,640

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 -2000

$127,100

$127,100

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($31,200)

($31,200)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($315,712)

($315,712)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$14,615

$14,615

0

Workload - Operating Service costs associated with the 44-bed expansion

$23,491

$23,491

0

 

Other Annualizations - Annualization of Operating Service costs associated with the 96-bed cellblock

         

$4,595,411

$4,595,411

70

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($75,572)

($75,572)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 98.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 82.6% of the total request ($5,564,645) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily due to the nonrecurring funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$513,719

 

Medical services for inmates - psychologist, optometrist, radiologist, orthopedic, and internal medicine

     

$513,719

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$127,100

 

Replace hospital beds, wheelchairs, x-ray machine and small refrigerator for Pharmacy; purchase stretcher, vacuum night drug cabinet, vital sign monitor and computer system for Pharmacy.

     

$127,100

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

 


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