The Louisiana Department of Health is accepting comments through 11:59 p.m. CST on March 29, 2019 on developing a vision for a modern and comprehensive crisis system of care.

The crisis system is intended to serve people who are experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. The envisioned system will provide appropriate and timely interventions that allow people to receive treatment and services instead of a restrictive care setting such as a nursing home or the involvement of law enforcement.

Those who may be interested in providing comments include individuals, entities, managed care entities, healthcare systems and providers, advocacy organizations and/or organizations with information technology expertise.

Email your name, organization, address, contact number, email address and comments to with “CRISIS SYSTEM RFI” in the subject line.