When does a PASRR Level II evaluation need to be conducted?
A level II Preadmission Screen (PAS) must be completed for all applicants who meet NF level-of-care requirements, and who have been identified as having possible MI and/or MR by the Level I evaluation. NF applicants with suspected MI/MR may be exempted from a Level II screen if their stay will last fewer than 30 days (for example, for rehabilitation following hospital discharge). Residents with suspected MI/MR who stay longer than 30 days must undergo a Level II screen. Full Level II evaluations can be omitted under certain circumstances where the need is clear or time-limited. The state mental health and mental retardation authorities may develop categories based on certain diagnoses, illness severity levels, or the need for particular services (such as a ventilator) where the services of a NF would normally be needed. Time-limited, provisional admissions can be made for cases of delirium, for cases involving a risk of self-injury, or for caregiver respite. The state can define these
- If the Level II Evaluation for a person with mental illness recommends the need for specialized services, can the person be placed in a RHCF?
- Why do I need to give the person being referred for a Level II Evaluation a copy of page 7 of the SCREEN?
- Who can complete a PASRR Level II evaluation & determination?