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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration, and Scope of Selected Services
9/19/2019

12VAC30-130-150. Persons Subject to Nursing Home Preadmission Screening and Identification of Conditions of Mental Illness and Mental Retardation (Level I).

A. As a condition of a nursing facility's Medicaid participation, all persons applying for admission shall be screened to determine whether they have a condition of mental illness (MI) or mental retardation (MR) or a related condition (RC), and if so, whether they require the level of services provided by a nursing facility (NF). Nursing facilities shall ensure that applicants for admission have been screened and those who are identified as being MI or MR/RC are not admitted until determinations have been made by the State Mental Health or Mental Retardation Authority (MH/MHA) with respect to their placement. NHPASCs complete the Level I process for individuals who are Medicaid eligible or expect to become Medicaid eligible within 180 days. Nursing facilities must ensure that the appropriate screenings are conducted for non-Medicaid eligible applicants.

B. No individual, regardless of pay status, may be admitted to a nursing facility unless the Level I screening has been completed, and, if it is determined that the individual has a condition of MI or MR/RC as defined herein, then he or she shall not be admitted until the Level II determination has been made.

C. The Level I identification function shall provide at least, in the case of first time identifications, for the issuance of written notice to the individual or resident and his or her legal representative if the individual is suspected of having MI or MR/RC and is being referred to the MH/MRA for Level II screening. The NHPASC shall send this notice to Medicaid-eligible individuals who are referred for a Level II screening. The admitting NF shall send the notice to non-Medicaid individuals.

D. All Level I and Level II determinations shall be recorded in the individual's medical record.

E. When a preadmission screening has not been performed timely, but is performed at a later date, federal financial participation (FFP) is available only for services furnished after the screening has been performed.

F. The state in which the individual is a resident (or will be at the time he or she becomes eligible for Medicaid) must pay for the PASARR and make the required determinations. In the case of non-Medicaid eligible applicants, the receiving NF is responsible to ensure that the appropriate screenings have been completed prior to the individual's admission.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-04-4.3910 § 2, eff. June 1, 1994.

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