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Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) 

The Nursing Home Reform Act was passed as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87), and amended by Public Law 100-203 and 101-508, creating the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process.  (Refer to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) title 42, part 483, sections 483.100-483.138 to view PASRR regulations).

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Clinical Assurance and Administrative Support Division, PASRR Section is responsible for:

  • Preventing individuals with mental illness (MI), developmental disability (DD), intellectual disability (ID) or related conditions (RC) from being inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long term care;
  • Ensuring Medicaid nursing facility (NF) individuals with MI, DD/ID or RC receive specialized services and
  • Ensuring that these individuals have the opportunity to live in the least restrictive setting that best meets their needs.


Latest Training and Documents

 "Guide to Completing the PASRR level I 6170"  

For Service Requests

For password reset requests, Disabling PASRR accounts, PASRR Admin/User enrollments, changing PASRR Admin/User profiles, Program or Policy questions, questions on Level I data entry, or other PASRR account concerns contact the DHCS IT Service Desk.

DHCS IT Service Desk can be reached:

Support is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on State Holidays.

To contact the TAR office

For general questions on TAR submissions, please call
Xerox  at 1 (800) 541-5555

How to Enroll

Learn how to enroll in the new PASRR online solution.


Find new training opportunities, webinar PowerPoint presentations, and the weekly PASRR training schedule.

​Setup Help

Learn about PASRR's Minimum Browser Settings, how to Turn Off a “Pop-up” Blocker, the encrypted email process, and other helpful hints.

​Program Information

Read about Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Background information and PASRR Statistics.

Last modified on: 5/15/2018 10:00 AM