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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 of the David Wade Correctional Center 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

 

 

 

 

 

$2,271,112

$2,271,112

36

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,271,112

$2,271,112

36

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

$27,340

$27,340

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$14,083

$14,083

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$61,000

$61,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$365,000

$365,000

0

 

Workload - Operating Service, Supply, Acquisition and Major Repair costs associated with the 42-bed Special Needs Dormitory located at Forcht Wade

$535,095

$535,095

0

 

Other Annualizations - Annualization of the Salary, Operating Service and Supply costs associated with Forcht Wade

$168,000

$168,000

7

 

Other Adjustments - Costs associated with the opening of the Special Needs for the Elderly Program at Forcht Wade

 $17,678

 $17,678

 1

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfers one (1) Health Care Information Processor position from the Incarceration Program to reflect funding in the appropriate program

         

$3,459,308

$3,459,308

44

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,188,196

$1,188,196

8

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 152.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.6% of the total request ($3,906,648) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily due to the costs associated with the annualization of Forcht Wade and the 42-bed Specials Needs Dormitory at Forcht Wade. Seven (7) positions are also added for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 due to opening of the Special Needs for the Elderly Program at Forcht Wade. These positions will be needed in Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$434,871

 

Medical services for inmates - radiologist, psychiatrist, optometrist and physician

 

 

 

$434,871

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$251,000

 

Replace wheelchairs; purchase dental chairs and an x-ray machine for Forcht Wade; purchase one handicap van, four patient lifts, forty-two hospital beds and four wheelchairs for the Special Needs Dormitory; renovate bathrooms and heating in the Medical Dormitory

     

$251,000

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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