Return to the main page | Previous document | Next document


Program A: Capital Area Human Services District

Program Authorization: Act 54 of 1996, 1st. Ex. Sess.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD) Program, is to enhance the availability of supports and services to develop each individual’s unique potential for living a satisfying and productive life within the community.

The goals of the Capital Area Human Services District Program are:

1. Provide mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability services that consumers and their families desire in a manner which provides them quick and convenient entry into the service provision system.

2. Ensure that services provided are responsive to client needs and concerns, by integrating in service delivery methods, and being consistent with the goals of the Department of Health and Hospitals and its program offices.

The Capital Area Human Services District Program is a subdivision created by the Louisiana Legislature to directly operate and manage community-based mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and certain public health functions in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge. CAHSD is also contractually responsible for the provision of those services to the parishes of East Feliciana and West Feliciana. Functions relative to the operation of these services were transferred to CAHSD from the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) through a memorandum of agreement monitored by the DHH secretary. To increase responsiveness to local human service needs, CAHSD is governed by a board composed of members nominated by the respective parish governing bodies, and appointed by the Governor of Louisiana. The district became operational July 1, 1997.

Capital Area Human Services District Program has four major activities: developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, and public health.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATIORS

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 with General Fund and Interagency Transfers. The Interagency Transfers are from the Office of Mental Health, the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Public Health, and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the provision of comparable services in the five parish area comprising the Capital Area Human Services District.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$5,154,005

$17,486,259

168

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$184,461

$414,537

0

 

BA-7 # 136 allowed Capital Area Human Services District to receive transfers from the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Public Health, the Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of the Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

$5,338,466

$17,900,796

168

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$96,331

$96,331

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998- 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$103,488

$103,488

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

($52,975)

($52,975)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$116,150

$116,150

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($95,602)

($95,602)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$9,847

$9,847

0

Legislative Auditor Fees

($660)

($4,283)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$206,278

$206,278

0

Salary Base Adjustment

($309,246)

($309,246)

0

Attrition Adjustment

($96,811)

($96,811)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$3,791

$3,791

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$16,000

0

 

Other Annualizations – Annualize 100 Mental Health Family Subsidy slots

$0

$10,612

0

 

Other Annualizations – Annualize the operational costs of the Crisis Day Stabilization Program

$0

$124,500

0

 

Other Annualizations – Annualize the assumption of the HIV Prevention Program which was transferred from the Office of Public Health

 

 

 

 

 

$5,319,057

$18,028,876

168

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

($19,409)

$128,080

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 93.1% of the total request of $19,373,582 for this program. This program has remained essentially unchanged from existing operating budget.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$441,838

 

Physician Services to assist in the evaluation and treatment of clients

$62,900

 

Psychological services to assist in the determination of client eligibility

$33,344

 

Registered nursing services to prepare client prescriptions and dispense medication to clients

$15,463

 

Laboratory and Diagnostic testing and diagnosis

$43,260

 

HIV Prevention Program to assist in the evaluation and treatment of clients with HIV

$1,055

 

Physician travel in order to perform services for clients

 

 

 

$597,860

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

OTHER CHARGES

$408,672

Cash subsidies for families attempting to care for their developmentally disabled family members at home

$5,000

Costs associated with staff development activities

$2,628

Mental Health Block Grant funds used to provide program supplies and activities for clients of the Consumer Living Program

$1,416,374

Vocational and habilitative services for clients with developmental disabilities

$861,749

 

Residential services for adults and children with mental health and substance abuse problems. Residential services include substance abuse halfway houses, adolescent mental health group homes, and adult mental health group homes

$858,212

 

Crisis services for adults and children with mental health and substance abuse problems

$833,165

 

Consumer support services to allow mentally ill adults to obtain and maintain independent living arrangements

$546,434

 

Contracted prevention programs designed to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs

$504,310

 

Waiting list reduction for clients with developmental disabilities

$453,084

 

Infant habilitation services to provide early intervention to children with developmental disabilities

$391,409

 

Contracted outpatient services, in both traditional and non-traditional settings, for clients with substance abuse problems

$289,478

 

Family support services to allow families with emotionally disturbed children to care for their family members at home

$249,000

 

Contracts with three community-based organizations for HIV prevention activities

$219,296

 

In-home respite care for families who have family members with developmental disabilities

$18,394

 

Extended family living services, which provide substitute family care, to clients with developmental disabilities

 

 

 

$7,057,205

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$769,379

 

Rent of state-owned complex at 4615 Government Street, Baton Rouge

$15,370

 

Laboratory services provided by Earl K. Long Hospital

$13,955

 

Civil Service Fees

 

 

 

$798,704

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$47,620

 

Replacement of outdated computers, printers and server

$7,990

 

Network and software upgrades

$18,540

 

Acquisitions for the Capital Area Recovery Program

$42,000

 

Repairs to the Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center

 

 

 

$116,150

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


Return to the main page | Previous document | Next document