Who can complete a PASRR Level II evaluation & determination?

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Who can complete a PASRR Level II evaluation & determination?

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Level II involves a comprehensive evaluation of MR/MI, and a determination of the need for specialized services. The state mental retardation authority (SMRA) is responsible for both evaluations and determinations related to possible mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and related conditions. The SMRA may delegate these responsibilities to another state agency (e.g., the state department on aging) or to a contractor. The state mental health authority (SMHA) is responsible for determinations related to MI. However, an entity independent of the SMHA must complete the evaluations for MI. A qualified mental health professional must conduct the evaluation for possible MI. CMS recommends that Level II evaluator qualifications include enough training to comprehend psychiatric reports. Such training can be found among psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and some nurses. For both MI and MR evaluations, CMS encourages use of Level II evaluators with a pers

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