The mission of the Ruston 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 Ruston 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 their maximum potential.
The Ruston Developmental Center has two programs: Administration and Support, and Patient Care.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $247 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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