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

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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Screening for Mental Illness in Nursing Facility Applicants: Understanding Federal Requirements created by Linkins, Karen, et al. in 0.

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Course Material Author

Linkins, Karen, et al.

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

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

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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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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Course Number 100898
  • 4 credit hours
  • NBCC: 3.5 credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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231 members have taken this course