Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)
The PASRR process is intended to prevent the inappropriate nursing home placement and retention of individuals with serious mental illnesses (MI) and/or intellectual disabilities (ID). Florida’s PASRR process promotes community-focused, individual-centered care by assuring psychological, psychiatric, and functional needs are considered along with personal goals and preferences when planning long-term care services.
Multiple state agencies and providers work together to ensure the individual’s long-term care needs are met in the most appropriate and least restrictive setting possible. Rather than PASRR restricting entrance to nursing facilities, the required PASRR process can be a gateway to community services.
As the State’s Mental Health Authority, the Department of Children and Families is responsible for the PASRR II assessment for persons with suspected serious mental illnesses. This function is contracted to a private vendor on behalf of the Department. If the person has an intellectual disability, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities conducts the assessment.
For more information about the PASRR II process for persons with serious mental illnesses, go to the DCF PASRR contractor KEPRO.
Florida PASRR Resources
- Agency for Healthcare Administrative Rule
- Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES)
- Children’s Multi-disciplinary Assessment Team at the Department of Health (CMAT)