Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission

Name Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission
Contact Person Rodney Goldsmith - Genetic Diseases Strategy Manager
Mailing Address 628 N 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number 504-453-3862
Fax Number 504-568-8253
Board Email LSCC@la.gov
Website http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2900
Legal Authority R.S. 40:1125.1
Year Created 2013
Organizational Placement Department of Health
Purpose/Function The Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission shall ensure the delivery of sickle cell services to affected persons in all parishes in Louisiana and assist in establishing geographical service delivery boundaries. The Commission will also promulgate guidelines for uniformity in the delivery of services and the management of statewide programs.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 17
Number Currently Serving: 15
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
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: $0      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: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
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:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: OPH Genetic Diseases Program
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes 10/27/2017- According to Act No. 117 (Senate Bill 57) of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, Non-legislative members of the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission shall not be entitled to a per diem, but shall be reimbursed of any reasonable expense including travel expenses. The Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission continues to pursue funding opportunities, however the commission does hot have a budget. The traveler was reimbursed by the Genetic Diseases Program which provides administrative support to the Commission, but the program does not supply funding. The Commission is hoping to receive funding in the upcoming year.
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