We just issued a Request for Proposal to find a contractor to make eligibility determinations regarding whether or not folks meet the criteria for determination as seriously mentally ill (SMI) in Maricopa County.   The idea is to have an objective process for eligibility determinations by contracting with an independent entity.  The contractor will be responsible for decisions regarding eligibility determinations, including all the administrative responsibilities.  Proposals are due date March 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. on ProcureAZ.  Once proposals are submitted, a committee will review the proposals and a new contract will be awarded (starting October 1).  Here’s the Bidders Library and Documents Incorporated by Reference (under “ADHS13-00002633 – Serious Mental Illness Eligibility Determination for Behavioral Health).