On July 1, 2010, Act 384 was passed by the Louisiana legislature, merging mental health, developmental disability and addictive disorder (or co-occurring disorders) services under one “umbrella” to be managed by a Local Governing Entity (LGE). This legislation called for greater accountability and responsiveness to local community needs, the elimination of duplicative services and for stronger partnerships to build coordinated systems of care. NE Delta HSA is one of 10 independent LGEs in Louisiana. NE Delta HSA serves Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll parishes.
The Office for Behavioral Health and Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities merged to create the
Northeast Delta Human Services Authority
NEDHSA Board members hired an Executive Director
Office for Addictive Disorders and Office for Mental Health merged to create the Office for Behavioral Health
Louisiana Act 384 passed to form Local Governing Entities (LGE) in Louisiana