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April 11, 2017

PASRR: The Dementia Exclusion for Serious Mental Illness (2017)

The April 2017 PASRR webinar "PASRR: The Dementia Exclusion for Serious Mental Illness" occurred on Tuesday, April 11th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).

The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick, consultant for the PASRR Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

A PDF copy of the slides is available at the bottom of this page.

Synopsis of the Topic:

This webinar aims to clarify the relationship between PASRR Level II evaluations and dementia and mental illness. Current concerns about practices related to dementia and mental illness will be reviewed and the responsibilities of Level I screeners and Level II evaluators will be addressed. Areas of confusion related to dementia and mental illness will be identified and training resources will be recommended.


Frank L. Tetrick joined PTAC in 2011, bringing more than 32 years of experience in direct and administrative service within the Commonwealth of Virginia behavioral health and developmental services system.

From 2003 to 2011, Frank served as Assistant Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), where he was responsible for leadership of offices that funded and monitored community services supported with state, federal, or grant funds. His community level experience includes direct clinical services in behavioral health centers, oversight of quality management programs, and serving as Executive Director of a ten-county community services board (CSB).

Frank served as a consultant to the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General from 2011 until July 2016, with an emphasis on monitoring services provided by, or licensed by the state behavioral health and developmental disabilities authority. He currently also works with Truven Health Analytics in support of their work on SAMHSA’s Center for Financing Reform & Innovations (CFRI) projects.

Since joining PTAC Frank has taken an active role in helping advance the understanding and implementation of specialized services and promoting collaboration amongst PASRR stakeholders.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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