Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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RFP for Contingency Contract for Emergency Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Adult Beds in Caddo or Bossier Parishes

Friday, August 5, 2011  |  Contact: Sonya Pulliam (225) 342-9522
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers interested in providing, within 12 hours of notification, a maximum of 22 staffed acute inpatient psychiatric beds in the Caddo or Bossier Parish area to serve adults with serious mental illness requiring evacuation as a result of a declared emergency (natural disaster or other). In addition to medical services, advance planning for the augmentation of psychiatric services is an essential component of the state’s overall disaster preparedness and response. Services that must be provided include crisis triage, assessment, treatment and stabilization services for individuals with multiple service needs, specifically individuals with co-occurring disorders and evacuees impacted by a hurricane event.