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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)].

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