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Program A: Capital Area Human Services District

Program Authorization: Act 54 of 1996, 1st. Ex. Sess.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Capital Area Human Services District Program (CAHSD), is to minimize the existence of and the disabling affects of mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities, and to maximize opportunities for individuals and families affected by those conditions to achieve a better quality of life and participate more fully within the community.

The goal of the Capital Area Human Services District Program is to enhance the availability of support and services to develop each individual's unique potential for living a satisfying and productive life within the community.

The Capital Area Human Services District Program directs the operation and management of community-based programs and services relative to public health, mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services for the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge. The district became operational July 1, 1997.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATIORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program, through its Developmental Disabilities activity, will provide person-centered family supports to 240 individuals and their families with developmental disabilities.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program will provide vocational and/or residential services to 245 adults over the age of 22 with developmental disabilities.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program will expedite entry into and maintain eligibility for the MR/DD services system for 485 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

4. In FY 1998-99, Capital Area Human Services District Program will provide contracted services and support to 17 individuals with developmental disabilities to live in the community in the place of their choice.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

5. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program will reduce the number of individuals with developmental disabilities who are waiting for services by 67.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

6. In FY 1998-99, Capital Area Human Services District Program will provide an annual maximum cash subsidy of $3,096 to 132 families with children with severe developmental disabilities who are under the age of 18 for the purpose of offsetting the extraordinary cost of caring for these children at home.

1 The annual amount per family is $3,096. Only 132 slots for each subsidy were available. Variations in actual number from these figures are accounted for by movement of people into and out of the service.

2 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental disabilities.

7. In FY 1998-99, Capital Area Human Services District Program will contract to provide habilitation services to 215 infants and toddlers age 0 to 3 with special needs.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

8. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program will establish and maintain a comprehensive, integrated community-based system of mental health care treatment for 5,400 adults with serious mental illness.

1 OMH Electronic Data Book, Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Mental Health.

2 Includes the cost of all community based services except Acute Unit costs.

3 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

9. In FY 1998-99, the Capital Area Human Services District Program will establish and maintain a comprehensive, integrated community-based system of mental health care to meet the needs of 900 adolescents and children with serious emotional disturbance.

1 Data included in Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with general fund and interagency transfers. The interagency transfers are from the Office of Mental Health, the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Public Health, and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the provision of comparable services in the five parish area comprising the Capital Area District.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$3,938,122

$15,869,382

159

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$675,533

($148,199)

(23)

 

Supplemental Appropriations for the realignment of Capital Area Human Services District's budget based on additional appropriations during the Legislative Session and the removal of the Substance Abuse Unit in Jackson from their budget and domain.

 

 

 

 

 

$4,613,655

$15,721,183

136

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$6,200

$6,200

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$64,662; Replacement/New: +$70,862)

$109,793

$109,793

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$111,989

$111,989

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($80,704)

($80,704)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($34,510)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$13,608

$13,608

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($141,078)

($141,078)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$164,079

$164,079

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

($2,842)

($18,456)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

$7,700

$7,700

0

 

Adjustment(s) to provide funding for a maintenance agreement on computers that are no longer under warranty

$0

$10,000

0

 

Adjustment(s) to fully fund the Synar Amendment initiatives in the five parishes comprising the Capital Area Human Services District

$0

$1,151,650

29

 

Adjustment(s) to transfer the residential substance abuse unit in Jackson to Baton Rouge to create the Capital Area Recovery Program per the intent of the legislation that created the Human Services District in the Capital Area

 

 

 

 

 

$4,802,400

$17,021,454

165

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$188,745

$1,300,271

29

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 108.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 102.2% of the total request ($16,642,746) for this program. The major changes include the following adjustments: the movement of funds to salaries and related benefits to fully fund merit pay adjustments; the realignment of all line items to properly reflect the expenditures of funds in the existing operating budget; and the addition of the Substance Abuse Unit moved from Jackson to Baton Rouge.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$340,948

 

Physician Services

$22,792

 

Nursing Services

$53,491

 

Psychological assessments for the determination of Mentally Retarded and/or Developmentally Disabled eligibility status

$6,047

 

E-Rate Review to determine special client services rate establishment and case monitoring

$17,675

 

Certified Gambling Addiction Specialist for client assessment and treatment

$10,698

 

Hearing-impaired interpretation to enable services to hearing-impaired clients

$13,489

 

Laboratory and Diagnostic Services

$75,520

 

Physician and dietetic services for the Capital Area Recovery Program

 

 

 

$540,660

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$28,574

 

Personal Services (including 4 positions)

$5,000

 

Supplies for the Baton Rouge Mental Health Clinic's Consumer Living Program

$1,282,616

 

Vocational and habilitative services for mentally retarded and/or developmentally disabled clients

$453,084

 

Infant habilitative services to provide early intervention in cases of mental retardation and developmental disability

$403,512

 

Cash subsidies for families attempting home care for mentally retarded individuals

$99,140

 

Case management to guide the families of or the individuals who are mentally retarded who do not reside in care facilities

$207,170

 

In-home respite care services for families with members who have developmental disabilities

$742,215

 

Family support in the form of services, supplies and medical equipment to help maintain mentally retarded individuals in their natural home environments

$170,973

 

Supervision and support services to aid adult consumers in independent living arrangements

$102,952

 

Extended family living arrangements which provide substitute family care

$545,518

 

Services aimed at the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse

$293,825

 

Detoxification services

$743,347

 

Residential services in the forms of substance abuse halfway houses, adolescent mental health group home beds, and adult mental health residential beds

$301,318

 

Crisis services for clients suffering from mental illness

$972,425

 

Outpatient services (including day programs) for children and adults with mental illness and/or substance abuse in both traditional and non-traditional settings

$90,807

 

Family support services to assist families with emotionally disturbed children keep their child at home

$101,182

 

Consumer support services to help mentally ill adults obtain and maintain independent living arrangements

 

 

 

$6,543,658

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$769,378

 

Rent of state-owned buildings

$13,608

 

Civil Service Fees

$1,048

 

Printing costs

$1,377

 

Medical supplies from the Department of Health and Hospitals billed by the Office of Management and Finance

$15,700

 

Office supplies from the Department of Health and Hospitals billed by the Office of Management and Finance

$9,450

 

Laundry services from Jackson Regional Laundry for the Capital Area Recovery Program

 

 

 

$810,561

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$47,620

 

Replacement of outdated computers, printers and server

$2,040

 

Replacement of office chairs and other furnishings

$15,002

 

Network and software upgrades

$18,540

 

Acquisitions for the Capital Area Recovery Program

 

 

 

$83,202

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS

 

 

 

$6,200

 

Repairs to the Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center

 

 

 

$6,200

 

TOTAL MAJOR REPAIRS

09 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS


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