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inspections to ten instead of four. The average cost to the trainee per live inspection averages between $75-$100 per inspection. This would render an estimated additional costs tot he trainee of approximately $300-$400 to complete training. It should also provide better training to the trainees which is anticipated to lead to lower Errors and Omissions coverage.


There will be no impact on competition or employment anticipated as a result of the proposed rule changes..

Albert J. Nicaud

H. Gordon Monk


Legislative Fiscal Officer


Legislative Fiscal Office


Office of the Governor

Crime Victims Reparations Board

Eligibility for Reparations (LAC 22:XIII.301 and 503)

In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 46:1801 et seq., the Crime Victims Reparations Act, and R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Crime Victims Reparations Board hereby gives notice of its intent to promulgate rules and regulations to clarify the eligibility of crime victims for reimbursement of mental health related expenses. There will be no impact on family earnings and family budget as set forth in R.S. 49:972.

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Part XIII.  Crime Victims Reparations Board Chapter 3.Eligibility and Application Process


A.To be eligible for compensation, an individual must have suffered personal injury, death or catastrophic property loss as a result of a violent crime.

1. - 1.b.
2.Collateral Sources
a. - a.ii.
b. Insurance
i.The victim/claimant must process any potential insurance before applying for reimbursement of mental health claims.
3. - 3.g.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 46:1801 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Crime Victims Reparations Board, LR 20:539 (May l994), amended LR 22:709 (August l996), LR:31:2009 (August 2005), LR:35

Chapter 5.Awards

§503.Limits on Awards

A. - B.3.

C.Funeral Expenses

1.The board will reimburse up to a maximum of $5,000 to cover reasonable expenses actually incurred for the funeral, burial, or cremation. (effective 12/1/08).

C.2. - F.4.

G.Medical Expenses

1. - 5.
6.Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitalization. It is the opinion of the board that any psychiatric inpatient
hospitalization required by a crime victim would be very acute and crisis management in scope. Compensation for such care will require a peer review as described in §503.I.3.
a.The board will not reimburse for more than seven days of psychiatric inpatient hospitalization at a cost of no more than $ 700 per day. This is intended for an acute hospitalization with the goals of emotional stabilization and placement in outpatient treatment.
b.The board will not reimburse more than one psychological evaluation (as defined in §503.15).
i. - ii.
iii.All provider/therapist/s charges are reimbursed at the same hourly rate as out-patient mental health services, that is:
(a).M.S./M.S.W. (O.P.C./B.C.S.W.): $ 75/hour
(b).Ph.D./M.D. (Board Certified): $ 85/hour
(c).Group therapy: $ 30/session

G.6.c. - H.

I.Mental Health Counseling

1. - 3.e.
4.Limits on Charges
a.For the life of each claim, reimbursable charges may not exceed $ 2500. These limits include the cost of all treatment services and psychological or neuropsychological evaluations/testing as described in §503.I.8. Victims/claimants may apply for an additional $ 2,500 in reimbursement when there is a documented need for long-term mental health services.
b.All applications for extended reimbursement will require a formal psychological or neuropsychological evaluation/testing that clearly documents the need for extended mental health treatment.
c.All applications for extended reimbursement of mental health expenses are subject to peer review by a psychiatrist or psychologist, licensed by the state of Louisiana, consulting with the board.
5.Limits on Evaluation/Testing
a.Psychological evaluation/testing may not exceed $ 800.00 and neuropsychological evaluation/testing may not exceed $ 1500.
b.Any evaluation/testing must be conducted by a licensed psychologist and should include the following:
i.Description of any structured interview used;
ii.Description and results of testing administered;
iii.Case formulation and DMS-IV diagnoses.
5.c. - 7.
8.Rates for reimbursement
a.Only physicians, psychiatrists, state certified or state licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, or board-certified social works are eligible for reimbursement.
b.The rates for reimbursement shall be:
i.M.D./Psychiatrists $ 85/hour;
ii.Ph.D. or Psy D. Licensed Psychologists; $85.00/hour
iii.Licenses Professional Counselors $75.00/hour;
iv.Board-Certified Social Worker $75.00/hour;
v.Group Therapy Rates (90 minute) $30/session.
I.9. - M.2....

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 46:1801 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Crime Victims Reparations Board, LR 20:539 (May

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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