2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:21 — State hospitals for the mentally ill and inebriate

PART II.  INSTITUTIONS AND PLACES FOR MENTAL PATIENTS

§21.  State hospitals for the mentally ill and inebriate

A.  The hospital at Jackson, known as the East Louisiana State Hospital, the hospital at Pineville, known as the Central Louisiana State Hospital, and the hospital at Mandeville, known as the Southeast Louisiana Hospital, are designated as the institutions for the mentally ill and inebriate until such time as separate or other institutions are established.  If the facilities permit, the superintendent of each shall maintain within the framework of the hospital separate wards for the treatment of the inebriate.  The assistant secretary of the office of mental health of the department may reorganize and consolidate the administration of the institutions or facilities, including the Feliciana Forensic Facility, the Greenwell Springs Hospital, and the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital as necessary to comply with the provisions of the State Mental Health Plan.

B.  The assistant secretary of the office of mental health of the department may establish community cottages as satellite facilities to these institutions from funds presently allocated or to be allocated to these institutions by the legislature.

C.  Any site designated under this Section shall comply with any applicable local and state building or zoning ordinances and laws.

D.  Any site selected by the assistant secretary must be approved by the local governing authority.

E.  The assistant secretary for the office of mental health is authorized to reorganize the office of mental health into an area management structure to consist of areas A, B, and C, which are meant to include both hospital and community resources which previously existed in these areas, excluding Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority and Capital Area Human Services District.

(1)  Area A shall consist of the following:

(a)  The parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, and Jefferson, except the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority.

(b)  Southeast Louisiana State Hospital.

(c)  New Orleans Adolescent Hospital.

(d)  The acute psychiatric units operated by the office of mental health in the parishes listed in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.

(2)  Area B shall include the following:

(a)  Except the services provided by the Capital Area Human Services District, the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

(b)  The Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, comprised of the facilities previously known as:

(i)  East Louisiana State Hospital.

(ii)  Feliciana Forensic Facility.

(iii)  Greenwell Springs Hospital.

(c)  The acute psychiatric units operated by the office of mental health in the parishes listed in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.

(3)  Area C shall include the following:

(a)  The parishes of Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Catahoula, Caldwell, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll, Vernon, and Winn.

(b)  Central Louisiana State Hospital.

(c)  The acute psychiatric units operated by the office of mental health in the parishes listed in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.

Amended by Acts 1954, No. 701, §1; Acts 1978, No. 678, §1; Acts 1997, No. 174, §1; Acts 2001, No. 193, §1, eff. May 31, 2001.

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