Program Authorization: Act 25 of 1974; Acts 680 and 786 of 1978; Act 400 of 1990
The mission of the Patient Care Program is to provide person-centered supports and services to individuals who are mentally challenged and/or multi-handicapped.
The goal of the Patient Care Program is to provide active treatment and personal choice supports to developmentally disabled individuals residing at Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center in a cost effective manner.
The Patient Care Program provides support, supervision, and training of professionally prescribed activities (including medical, dietary, habilitative, and therapeutic services) to the individuals residing at Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center. Person-centered planning and training focuses on self-help skills, personal hygiene, leisure time management, home living skills, social interaction and community orientation. Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center utilizes an individual values-asked approach to provide supports in a cost effective manner, while protecting the rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Patient Care Program will provide active treatment services consistent with state and federal regulations and in accord with the level of care for an average daily census of 44 individuals with developmental disabilities living in Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The Patient Care Program of Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center is funded from interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenues, and general fund. Interagency transfers include Title XIX reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid-eligible residents received from the Department of Health and Hospitals, and funds from the Department of Education for the School Lunch Program. Self-generated revenues include reimbursement for employee meals, and payments from residents for services provided based on a sliding fee scale.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 102.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.6% of the total request ($2,988,385) for this program. The net increase in expenditure authority for this program is primarily due to transferring $24,585 of interagency transfers from the Administration and General Support Program to fund the active treatment of adult residents who age out of school, and $20,000 from the Community Support Program. Three authorized positions were transferred from Northwest Developmental Center per the request of the Department of Health and Hospitals. Full funding has been provided for all 73 recommended positions. Professional services have been reduced and $20,118 was added to provide the necessary funding adjustments needed in the salaries and related benefits categories.
Provider Based Fee - paid to Department of Health and Hospitals in accordance with LA R.S. 46:2601 - 2605, which states that a fee of $9.42 per patient day will be imposed on all Intermediate Care Facilities for the mentally retarded
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