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Program C: 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 Work Training Facility - North provides medical services, 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 WTF-N

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

     Suicides

0

0

0

0

     Violence

0

0

0

0

     Illness

0

0

0

0

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis

26

21

23

22

     HIV

2

3

4

8

     AIDS

0

3

2

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 account is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$355,351

$355,351

7

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$355,351

$355,351

7

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($2,826)

($2,826)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$2,826)

$4,603

$4,603

0

 

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

$2,382

$2,382

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$660

$660

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($1,193)

($1,193)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$16,699

$16,699

1

 

Transfer one Health Information Processor position from the Administration Program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

 

 

 

 

 

$375,676

$375,676

8

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$20,325

$20,325

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.2% of the total request ($440,929) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the transfer of a position and related funding from the Administration Program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$61,741

 

Medical services for inmates - dentist, pharmacist, optometrist and physician

$849

 

Veterinary Services

 

 

 

$62,590

 

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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