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Program E: 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 provides medical services, dental services, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling.

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 EHCC

 

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:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis1

167

21

23

34

     HIV

11

3

4

43

     AIDS

2

3

2

5

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

 

 

 

 

 

$4,639,810

$4,639,810

72

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,639,810

$4,639,810

72

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$27,944

$27,944

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$3,256; Replacement/New: +$31,200)

$71,332

$71,332

0

 

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

$37,582

$37,582

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($81,187)

(81,187)

(2)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$27,058

$27,058

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($18,381)

($18,381)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$4,530

$4,530

0

 

Operating service costs associated with the 96-bed cellblock.

($17,215)

($17,215)

(1)

 

Transfer of one Health Information Processor position to the Diagnostic Program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

 

 

 

 

 

$4,691,473

$4,691,473

69

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$51,663

$51,663

(3)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 84.6% of the total request ($5,542,856) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the funding of acquisitions, the costs associated with the 96-bed cellblock and the attrition adjustment. The personnel reduction is the elimination of two (2) vacant positions. The elimination of these vacant positions, coupled with the adjusted attrition, will provide the necessary adjustments needed to fully fund the 69 recommended positions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$513,719

 

Medical services for inmates - psychologist, optometrist, radiologist, orthopedic, and internal medicine

 

 

 

$513,719

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$31,200

 

Replace hospital beds and wheelchairs; purchase documed night drug cabinet, vital sign monitor and mobile cabinets

 

 

 

$31,200

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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