The mission of the Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center is to provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, autism and other conditions related to mental retardation through the provision of residential living options and other Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) services as prescribed in the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
The goal of the Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center is to provide a person-centered approach to services for individuals with developmental disabilities that empowers these individuals to more fully experience quality of life and achieve maximum potential.
The Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center has three programs: Administration and Support, Patient Care, and Community Support.
This agency's recommended appropriation includes $12,000 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase Agreements.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $39,477 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 service 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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