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Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) and Screen Training Certification Program

The Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) administers the New York State Department of Health’s Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) and Screen Training and Certification Program.

In New York State, individuals who require placement or continued stay in Residential Health Care Facilities (RHCF) must be assessed to determine the appropriateness of placement and level of care required.  Assessments are conducted by professionals who have been trained and certified in use of the Department of Health’s H/C PRI and Screen forms. 

Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) 
In-person training to allow Registered Nurses (RNs) to complete the H/C PRI to assess a person’s condition and the amount of care required. An Assessor Identification number will be issued to all RNs that complete the training.

The course is for RNs in nursing facilities, hospitals (discharge planners, case managers) or in community settings responsible for nursing facility placement. Only RNs currently licensed may be certified as an H/C PRI Assessor. Social workers or other health care professionals may find the training useful to understand the RHCF placement process, but they cannot be certified as an H/C PRI Assessor.

Screen
Online training for professionals responsible for discharge planning and RHCF placement in use of the Department of Health’s Screen form to assess a person for possible mental illness, intellectual disability and/or developmental disability. A 10-digit Screener Identification number will be issued to all discharge professionals that complete the training.

The course is for RNs, social workers or other professional health care providers responsible for discharge planning and RHCF placement.
Note:  Individuals residing out of state, but seeking placement within New York State, must be assessed in accordance with the above.  Questions related to out-of-state assessments should be directed to the New York State Department of Health at (518) 408-1267.

Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) training will resume this fall. Registration will be made available first to individuals on the waitlist. 


If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please submit your full name, email, and preferred training location (Bronx, Long Island, Buffalo, Syracuse, or Rensselaer) to nysrhcfassess@albany.edu.

We acknowledge the  high demand for this mandatory training. Online H/C PRI training will be available in spring 2017.

Please pay close attention to the following Attendance and Course Completion Policies, they will be adhered to.

Registration: 8:15am-8:55am
Training: 9:00am-4:00pm

ATTENDANCE AND COURSE COMPLETION POLICIES:

  1. In order to receive a  H/C PRI Assessor Identification number, trainees will be required to sign-in and sign-out as proof of attendance. Signing in is scheduled from 8:15AM to 8:55AM on the day of the training. Signing out will occur after the conclusion of the training session. Attendees who successfully complete the training will receive a temporary certificate confirming attendance.
  2. Late arrivals will be able to attend the training but risk losing the ability to earn a H/C PRI Assessor Identification number. Arriving 30 minutes late will automatically forfeit one’s ability to receive an Assessor Identification Number. There will be no refund of the registration fee or credit of the registration fee to another session.
  3. H/C PRI Assessor Identification numbers will not be issued to attendees on the day of the training session. Cards will be processed and distributed after the training, subject to verification of complete payment, attendance, and appropriate licensure requirements.
  4. H/C PRI Assessor Identification numbers will only be processed for registered nurses (RNs). In order for your H/C PRI Assessor Card to be processed, you must provide the Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) with a valid RN license number during the registration process. Failure to provide a valid RN license number will delay processing of your H/C PRI Assessor card.

Please note all attendees must be preregistered and have paid the registration fee 10 days prior to the training. No walk-ins or substitutions will be allowed the day of the training.

 

Contact Us

E-mail Address: nysrhcfassess@albany.edu
Phone: (518) 402-0330

Continuing Education Credits
The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 3.5 nursing contact hours. This offering is approved for 3.5 nursing contact hours.

We additionally offer Social Work credits. The University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. This offering is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Helpful Links
H/C PRI manual
H/C PRI Form

H/C PRI Reimbursement Policy:

We must receive your cancellation notice in writing (e-mail to nysrhcfassess@albany.edu) at least 7 business days prior to the event date for you to receive a refund. Refunds will be granted minus a $25 processing fee.