State Board of Medical Examiners

Name State Board of Medical Examiners
Contact Person Vincent A. Culotta, Jr., M.D, - Executive Director
Mailing Address 630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number 504-568-6816
Fax Number 504-568-5754
Board Email lsbme@lsbme.la.gov
Website www.lsbme.la.gov
Legal Authority Medical Practice Act, La.Rev.Stat.ยง 37:1261-92
Year Created 1894
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function The mission of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners is to protect and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Louisiana through licensing, regulation, research, and discipline of physicians and allied health professionals in a manner that protects the rights and privileges of the licensees.
Budget Message The Board continues to meet licensure demands. These expenses, the ever increasing costs to investigate and prosecute violations of the practice Acts, the responsibilities of the Board to serve on committees to address joint issues of concerns, development of educational programs, conversion to online processes and the unstable economy, will continue to make clear the Board's need to maintain financial position in which it can meets its operational costs and an established surplus. It should be noted that expenses of advisory committees authorized under the statutes (Respiratory Care, R.S., 37:3356; Physician Assistants, R.S., 37:1270.1, Occupational Therapy, Medical Psychology, etc) are included in the Board's budget.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 10
Number Currently Serving: 10
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 10
Estimated number in current year: 10
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $100      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $10,000.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 52
Unclassified: 5
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes The budget for the following advisory committees are included in the budget for the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners:

Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
Respiratory Therapy Advisory Committee
Occupational Therapy Advisory Committee
Podiatry Therapy Advisory Committee
Medical Psychology Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee on Polysomnography
Genetic Counselors
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