Program Authorization: Act 659 of 1983, Act 712 of 1993 and R.S. 28:380 et. seq.
The mission of the Administration Program is to administer the operation of the state-operated developmental centers which provide 24-hour residential services and Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) services and to manage the operations of the regional offices which provide other residential living options and other MR/DD services which are delivered at the community level.
The goal of the Administration Program is to provide statewide policy-making and management leadership to ensure the effective and efficient administration of programs and services for Louisiana citizens with developmental disabilities and/or their families.
The Administration Program is charged with the responsibility for the administration and management of Louisiana's Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) Services System under the MR/DD Law and the Family Support Act of 1989 for persons with MR/DD and/or their families. This service system includes the nine state-operated developmental centers and any of their associated community homes and eight regional administrative offices. The service system provides a wide array of services including but not limited to 24-hour residential services, diagnosis and evaluation, vocational, family support, respite, habilitation, infant intervention, information and referral; and case management services.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Administration Program provides support services to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the agency. Key performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year.
1. By June 30, 1999, the Administration Program will review and process at least 2,450 state-wide, regional, and developmental center contracts and agreements for the delivery of MR/DD services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
1 This number was estimated based on actual contracts executed in FY 1996-97 plus an estimated increase in contracts related to the increased funding. It appears that 2,900 was an over estimation resulting from an artificially high increase in the number of contracts executed in FY 1996-97.
2. In FY 1998-99, the Administration Program will develop, implement, and support the use of a management information system that will be usable for 100% of the developmental centers and regions.
3. In FY 1998-99, the Administration Program will promote the use of person-centered planning, encourage relationship building and encourage other individually focused activities among developmental centers and regional offices for 67% of 100 targeted individuals.
1 This indicator represents work performed by both the developmental centers and the regional community services offices. It is included as an indicator for the Administration Program because it is overseen by the administrative unit.
2 The high number of individuals with person-centered plans reported for FY 1997-98 reflects activities that occurred in FY 1996-97.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The Administration Program for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is funded entirely with general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 116.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.7% of the total request ($2,025,618) for this program. The net increase in expenditure authority for this program is primarily due to increasing general fund by $265,326 for salaries and related benefits in order to fully fund all 31 recommended positions. In addition, professional services were reduced to provide the necessary funding adjustments needed in the salaries and related benefits categories, and the recommended funding level includes an adjustment to reflect an attrition factor of four percent.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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