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Long Term Care and PASRR Resources

Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) is responsible for oversight of the long term care facility authorization process, whereby the Division approves or denies requests for nursing home placement and maintains records associated with these actions. Long term care authorization request forms may be submitted to SDS through the Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) system to DSDS.LTC Authorizations. 

SDS is also responsible for oversight of the state’s Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process which requires that each individual, regardless of payment source, be screened for mental illness, intellectual disability, or a related condition prior to long term care facility placement to ensure that the placement is appropriate to the individual’s needs.

Helpful resources related to Long term care and PASRR:

updated: 02/25/2018