The mission of the Central Louisiana State Hospital is to provide quality assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services to patients from the 42-parish area whose psychiatric disorders are of sufficient severity to require inpatient treatment.
The goal of the Central Louisiana State Hospital is to provide quality inpatient psychiatric services (assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services) to adult clients with severe and persistent mental disorders, and child and adolescent clients with serious emotional disturbances.
The Central Louisiana State Hospital (CLSH) is operated under the auspices of the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Mental Health. CLSH provides mental health treatment and rehabilitative services to children, adolescents, and adults. The catchment area served by CLSH includes 42 parishes associated with Mental Health Regions 2-8 (Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe areas). The hospital is highly committed to hospital-community services into a comprehensive system of mental health care.
Central Louisiana State Hospital has two programs: Administration and Support and Patient Care.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $611,396 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Docoument in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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