2200, Referring Entity

Revision 22-1; Effective Nov. 28, 2022

An RE is a person or entity who refers someone to a NF for admission. The most common referring entities are hospital discharge planners. Other referring entities can be:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • NFs (limited to when a NF resident is discharging from one NF and admitting directly to another NF)
  • LARs or family members
  • Physicians (including office staff)
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Group homes
  • Hospice providers
  • Home health agencies
  • LBHAs
  • LMHAs
  • LIDDAs
  • Adult protective services staff
  • State supported living centers
  • Emergency placement sources (e.g., law enforcement agency)
  • Community healthcare providers

PASRR requires that all people seeking admission to an NF have a PASRR Level 1 Screening (PL1) form completed prior to admission, and the RE is responsible for completing the paper version of the form.

The PL1 documents the suspicion of an MI, ID or DD based on information available to the RE. The RE responds to the questions regarding a diagnosis provided within Section C of the PL1 form.