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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), Mental Health Services Division, PASRR Section is responsible for reviewing Level Is that appear to have errors, monitoring the third party contractor that performs Level II evaluations and issuing Determination Letters.  Level I screenings are completed online by GACH and/or NFs for each resident that is going to be admitted to a Medicaid certified nursing facility. The purpose of the Level I Screening is to identify a resident who has a mental illness or is suspected of having a mental illness, an intellectual/developmental disability, or a related condition to determine if specialized services are needed during their stay in a nursing facility.

New Training and Documents Available

**New "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 through email at


By calling 1 (800) 579-0874 or 1 (916) 440-7000

Support is available Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
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: 12/2/2016 4:17 PM