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Program D: Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-109

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 Avoyelles Correctional Center provides medical services (including an infirmary unit), dental services, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling (including a substance abuse coordinator and both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous activities).

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Health Services Program will provide each inmate the medical, dental, and mental health services necessary to maintain his basic health.

MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH TRENDS AT AVC

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

Suicides

0

1

0

0

Violence

0

0

0

0

Illness

3

3

3

5

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

Tuberculosis1

116

92

101

146

HIV

1

38

47

55

AIDS

3

0

0

0

1 Number of positive responses to test administered to inmate population for TB infection. A positive response indicates presence of TB infection, but not necessarily active TB disease. Because inmates who test positive once are no longer included in the test base, figures for subsequent years reflect only new positive responses.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,710,222

$1,710,222

30

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,710,222

$1,710,222

30

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($6,261)

($6,261)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$23,261; Replacement/New: +$17,000)

$24,132

$24,132

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$17,953

$17,953

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($6,251)

($6,251)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$5,506

$5,506

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$1,745,301

$1,745,301

30

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$35,079

$35,079

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 102.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 80.4% of the total request ($2,169,906) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$213,163

 

Medical services for inmates - psychiatrist, X-Ray technician, dentist, optometrist and radiologist

 

 

 

$213,163

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$17,000

 

Replace X-ray film processor

 

 

 

$17,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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