Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409
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.
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
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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