Screening for Mental Illness in Nursing Facility Applicants: Understanding Federal Requirements

About the Course:

This course presents governmental guidelines on the screening of nursing facility patient applicants for mental illness. The Preadmission and Resident Review (PASRR) Program is an area of focus throughout this course. The materials presented include information relevant to nursing facilities, state Medicaid agencies, and mental health authorities. Additional sources of information are referenced for those seeking further information on the topics addressed in this course.

Publication Date:



Linkins, Karen, et al.

About the Author:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration Center for Metal Health Services.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially nursing facility administrators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses who seek knowledge about screening nursing home applicants for mental illness. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the Preadmission and Resident Review (PASRR) Program.

  2. Describe and explain the responsibilities of various facilities and authorities regarding mental health screening of nursing facility applicants.

  3. Distinguish between variations in PASRR implementation by State.

  4. Summarize current issues and concerns regarding issues presented.

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Course Number: 100898
Credit Hours: 4cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 3.5cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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Format: Online
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