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Program D: Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and 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 goals 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 WCI

 

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of deaths:

 

 

 

 

     Suicides

0

0

0

0

     Violence

0

0

0

1

     Illness

0

5

0

3

Number of serious illnesses:

 

 

 

 

     Tuberculosis2

26

9

11

0

     HIV

0

33

23

24

     AIDS

5

6

1

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

 

 

 

 

 

$1,320,849

$1,320,849

21

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,320,849

$1,320,849

21

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$5,041

$5,041

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$7,476; Replacement/New: +$12,517)

$19,355

$19,355

0

 

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

$14,865

$14,865

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($2,238)

($2,238)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($4,931)

($4,931)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($10,500)

($10,500)

0

 

Reduction(s) in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund salaries

 

 

 

 

 

$1,342,441

$1,342,441

21

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$21,592

$21,592

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 81.8% of the total request ($ 1,640,999) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$137,787

 

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

 

 

 

$137,787

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$12,517

 

Replace four wheelchairs, a mobile aspirator and an examination table

 

 

 

$12,517

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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