Program Authorization: R.S. 28:380-451
The mission of the Community Support Program is to provide person-centered supports and services to individuals who are mentally challenged, multi-handicapped or dually diagnosed through an array of personal choice living options, habilitative supports and community activities.
The goal of the Community Support Program is to provide active treatment and personal choice supports in a cost effective manner to developmentally disabled individuals residing in the community homes.
The Community Support Program provides community-based and person-centered supports to disabled individuals through an array of services including community homes, supported independent living, early intervention and adult day habilitation. This program provides choices and expanded options to individuals with disabilities and thereby enhances integration into their communities.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Community Support Program will provide active treatment services consistent with state and federal regulations and in accordance with the required levels of care for an average daily census of 12 persons with developmental disabilities living in two community homes operated by the Southwest Developmental Center.
2. In FY 1998-99, the Community Support Program will provide adult vocational and/or rehabilitative services and supports to at least 102 individuals with developmental disabilities living in the local community (who are not residents of the Developmental Center or its community homes).
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The Community Support Program of Southwest Developmental Center is funded from interagency transfers and 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, Medical Vendor Payments Program, and Special Milk Funds received from the Department of Education. Self-generated revenue includes payments for services provided to patients.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.2% of the total request ($1,314,523) for this program. Full funding has been provided for all 44 recommended positions, including the addition of $39,028 of interagency transfers for salaries and related benefits.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
09 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
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