The mission of Feliciana Forensic Facility is to ensure pretrial evaluation for competency and ensure the provision of treatment, rehabilitation, and community supports that assist in restoration to competency and/or recovery from mental illness and emotional disturbance for:
Persons commiteed on recommendation of a sanity commission;
Persons found not guilty by reason of insanity and considered dangerous to self or others;
Persons transferred from the Louisiana Department of Corrections institutions who are in need of inpatient treatment for mental illness;
Persons civilly committed after being found incompetent to proceed to trial in the foreseeable future; and
Patients transferred form civil hospitals who are extremely dangerous to self and others and who cannot be safely served in a civil setting.
The goal of the Feliciana Forensic Facility is pretrial evaluation, restoration to competency, and habilitation/rehabilitation of the mentally disordered offender found not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to proceed to trial in the foreseeable future.
The Feliciana Forensic Facility has three programs: Administration and Support, Patient Care and Community Support.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any finding for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $65,383 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 Document 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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