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09-341 Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center

The mission of the Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center is to provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, autism, and other conditions related to mental retardation, through the provision of residential living options and other Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) services. Services and supports are provided in compliance with all applicable regulatory standards.

The goals of the Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center (PLDC) are:

  1. Provide efficient and effective administrative and support services to programmatic services of Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center.
  2. Provide person-centered, 24-hour residential living services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities living at Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center.
  3. Use person-centered approaches to planning for services for individuals in the Community Support Program operated by PLDC.

Peltier-Lawless is an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded. It is primarily funded through the Title XIX Program and Medicaid and operates within the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities which is a part of DHH of the State of Louisiana.

The Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center has three programs: Administration and Support, Patient Care, and Community Support.


This agency's recommended appropriation includes $12,277 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase Agreements.

In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $21,108 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 service 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 by:



     Interagency Transfers









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