The mission of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) is to assure provision of treatment, rehabilitation and community supports to assist Louisiana’s children and adolescents ages six to 18 in recovery from their mental illness and emotional disturbance.
The goals of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital are:
1. Aid in recovery from mental disorder or emotional disturbance for all persons served to maximize the opportunities and potential for children, adolescents and their families to achieve their highest possible quality of life.
2. Ensure services are available, accessible, accountable, and acceptable. Essential components in the system of care include quality improvement, education, information exchange and input from consumers and their families.
The New Orleans Adolescent Hospital provides a fully integrated hospital based continuum of mental health services to child and adolescent citizens of Louisiana. These services include outpatient mental health clinic services, crisis intervention services, and hospital inpatient services with the patient care delivery and administrative support activities required to facilitate and sustain those services.
The New Orleans Adolescent Hospital has two programs: Administration and Support and Patient Care.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $18,469 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22- 922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
State General Fund (Direct)
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