Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review

What Is PASRR?

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review - PASRR is required by the federal government and the state before someone is admitted to a Medicaid-certified facility. People are screened to determine if they:

  • Have a serious mental illness or an intellectual disability.
  • Are being admitted to the appropriate level of care.
  • Need specialized services, or less intensive services.

Video Training:    King County evaluator discusses the Level I and Level II from the Washington State Mental Health Division of PASRR.

See the Quick Reference Guide for additional information.

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How do I find a PASRR Evaluator?

The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery contracts with PASRR evaluators. Evaluators must pass a background check and meet education and training requirements before they can perform evaluations. The following are DBHR contractors who provide evaluations:


The PASRR Level I Form has had some revisions. This webinar will provide updates specifically to nursing facilities and hospitals, but any interested party is invited to participate. Staff new to the PASRR process are encouraged to register. CEU is being provided through LeadingAge Washington.  Interested parties should register for one of the sessions listed below.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

October 11th 2017
1:30 - 3:00pm
Register for the October 11th webinar.

October 24th 2017
9:00 - 10:30am
Register for the October 24th webinar.

Other Information

For more information about PASRR, contact:

Debra Hoeman, PASRR Program Manager

Maureen Craig, PASRR Administrative Assistant