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Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) and Screen Training and 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) 
This training is 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.

H/C PRI Regulations
400.11 Assessment of long-term care patients. (a) (1) For patients who require placement or continued stay in a nursing home or health-related facility, the Hospital/Community PRI or the PRI, as appropriate, shall be completed by a registered professional nurse who has successfully completed a training program in patient case mix assessment approved by the department to train individuals in the completion of the patient review form (PRI) as contained in section 86-2.30(i) of this Title, or the Hospital/Community patient review form (Hospital/Community PRI) as contained in section 400.13 of this Part, and for patients who require placement or continued stay in a nursing home or a health-related facility.

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.

Screen Regulations
The Screen shall be completed by a professional with demonstrated skills in assessing psychosocial situations, including but not limited to social work and discharge planning professionals, who has successfully completed a training program in patient case mix screening approved by the department to train individuals in the completion of the patient screening form (SCREEN), as contained in section 400.12 of this Part.

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.

To request a re-issued H/C PRI Assessor ID or a Screen ID card:

Please complete the form here. Re-issued ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

We are pleased to announce that the H/C PRI online, self-paced training is open for registration.

Online Course Price - $275

Course Specifications (please read before registering)

  • Once registered, the course is accessible 24/7; however, technical assistance will only be available Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm ET) In addition, please note that our office is closed on state holidays.

  • The course will take approximately 4 hours to complete. You do not need to complete the entire course in one sitting. You can log out and log back in at your convenience.  

  • An evaluation and post-test (with a passing score of 80%) are required to receive an Assessor ID and CE credits. Both will be available immediately upon successful course completion. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. After 3 unsuccessful attempts, there is a $25 processing fee to retake the exam (three more attempts are included).

  • Please check that the computer you intend to use for this online training has the following technical requirements before registering. The School of Public Health is unable to provide technical assistance with this, please contact your facility ITS staff for more information.
    • Recent Web Browser (IE 10+, Firefox, Chrome or Edge)
    • JavaScript Enabled
    • Adobe Flash installed and enabled

At this time, in-person training for H/C PRI will only be made available based on requests. If you are interested in in-person H/C PRI training, please complete this form.

Note: In-Person trainings will be scheduled if interest is great enough to fill trainings. The scheduling of trainings will start in summer 2017. You will be notified if training is scheduled in your selected location.

In an effort to ensure quality during the initial launch of this new online training, up to 25 individuals can register per day. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis.  We appreciate your cooperation during this time and will update the website as soon as we are able to increase the daily limit. If you receive a notification that the course registration has reached its daily limit, please check back the next day.

To register, visit http://www.phtc-online.org/catalog/pri/.
Please review the directions for registration here.

If you experience any technical difficulties with online registration or completion of the course, please email nysrhcfassess@albany.edu.  

To request a re-issued H/C PRI Assessor ID or Screen ID card:

Please complete the form here. Re-issued Assessor ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

This is the registration and payment for the Screen course - DO NOT pay for Screen if you do not want to take it. This does not serve as a payment for online H/C PRI. We cannot transfer payments. Please click on the H/C PRI tab above to register and pay for H/C PRI.

Click Here to Register Now for the Online Screen Training
Online Course Price - $275

Training Materials

Post-Training Resources


To request a re-issued Screen ID card:

Please complete the form here. Re-issued ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

Contact Us

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


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.


Continuing Education Credits for Screen (Online Training)

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

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.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 1.75 self-study contact hours.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2017.


Continuing Education Credits for H/C PRI (Online Training)

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

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 4.0 nursing contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 4.0 self-study contact hours.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2017.


Continuing Education Credits for H/C PRI (In-Person Training)

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

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 6.0 nursing contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2017.


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

H/C PRI Reimbursement Policy (for In-Person Training ONLY):

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


To request a re-issued H/C PRI Assessor ID or Screen ID card:

Please complete the form here. Re-issued Assessor ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.