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Program D: Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

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 Dixon Correctional Institute 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 DCI

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

     Suicides

0

0

0

0

     Violence

0

0

0

0

     Illness

4

5

5

8

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis1

53

56

43

34

     HIV

4

36

30

33

     AIDS

1

0

0

3

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

 

 

 

 

 

$1,752,010

$1,752,010

24

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,752,010

$1,752,010

24

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$26,222

$26,222

0

 

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

$12,102

$12,102

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($6,720)

($6,720)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$133,676

$133,676

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$4,306

$4,306

0

 

Operating service, supply and medical professional service costs associated with the 96-bed cellblock

$1,327

$1,327

0

 

Operating Service costs associated with the 29-bed expansion

$24,332

$24,332

0

 

Transfer one Dental Assistant position from the Incarceration Program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

 

 

 

 

 

$1,947,255

$1,947,255

25

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$195,245

$195,245

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 111.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 93.9% of the total request ($2,074,557) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs associated with the 29-bed expansion, the costs associated with the 96-bed cellblock and the adjustment for an anticipated attrition factor of 5.0%.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$150,739

 

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

 

 

 

$150,739

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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