April 10, 2018
What is the relationship between the PASRR regulations and the recently updated regulations that govern the conditions of participation for long-term care facilities?
• The Final Rule was published in November 2016 (80 FR 42168).
• Under this rule, nursing facilities (NFs) must notify the state mental health authority (SMHA) or state intellectual disability authority (SIDA) promptly after a resident experiences a significant change in status of any kind [CFR 483.20(k)(4)].
• Resident care plans must include Specialized Services or Specialized Rehabilitative Services that the NF will provide as a result of the Level II recommendations made by PASRR. If the NF disagrees, it must indicate its rationale for disagreeing in the resident’s medical record [CFR 483.21(a)].