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Program C: Vital Records and Statistics

Program Authorization: R.S. 40:32 et. seq., 122.80 et. seq., 1299.80 et. seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Vital Records and Statistics Program is to provide for the efficient operation of a centralized vital event registry and health data analysis office for the government and people of the State of Louisiana. This program collects, transcribes, compiles, analyzes, reports, preserves, amends and issues vital records including birth, death, fetal death, abortion, marriage, and divorce certificates. It is also the mission of this program to operate the Louisiana Putative Father Registry, the Orleans Marriage License Office, and to record all adoptions, legitimations, and other judicial edicts that affect the state’s vital records.

The goals of the Vital Records and Statistics Program are:

1. Facilitate the timely filing of high quality vital documents prepared by hospitals, physicians, coroners, funeral directors, Clerks of the Court, and others.

2. Provide responsive public services.

3. Analyze and disseminate health information in support of health and social planning efforts.

4. Maintain and operate the Louisiana Putative Father Registry.

The Vital Records Registry is the official repository for birth, death, fetal death, abortion, marriage and divorce records of the people of Louisiana. The State Center for Health Statistics is the primary governmental source of population based health information in Louisiana. The principal clients and users of program products are the people, institutions and government agencies of the State. Program services benefit clients enabling the conduct of a myriad of social and legal transactions that require vital event documents such as birth and death records. The program also provides population based vital event and health information data that serves as the planning base for health assessment activities, health resources allocation and the targeting of health intervention projects or programs.

The major activities of this program include Vital Records Registry and State Center for Health Statistics.

 

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 with General Fund, Self-generated Revenue, and Federal Funds. Self-generated Revenues are comprised of fees for the provision of certified copies of Vital Records. The fees range from $5 to $15 depending upon the type of record provided.  Federal sources of funding are grants awarded as part of cooperative agreements to provide statistical data to the federal government.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$3,230,821

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$406,545

$0

0

 

Realign means of financing between programs

 

 

 

 

 

$406,545

$3,230,821

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$35,762

$35,762

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$41,769

$41,769

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$5,807

$5,807

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$1,857

$33,297

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($31,440)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$91,754

$91,754

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($82,761)

($82,761)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($42,331)

($42,331)

(1)

Personnel Reductions

 ($50,000)

 ($50,000)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

         

$408,402

$3,232,678

(1)

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,857

$1,857

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 65.6% of the total request ($4,926,384) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

OTHER CHARGES

$500

Other compensation

 $1,300

 

Other Charges - Operating Services 

     

$1,800

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$238,697

Provide a wide variety of data processing support activities to assist with the functions of the DHH - OPH

$108,191

Services for Louisiana Tumor Registry

$6,700

DSS - Office supplies

     

$346,888

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$33,297

 

Replacement of obsolete, damaged, or inoperative equipment

 

 

 

$33,297

 

TOTAL ACQUISTIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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