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Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) and SCREEN Training and Certification Programs

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: hcpriscreen@doh.state.gov, or view Questions 88-92 of the New York State Department of Health FAQ here: https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-695_faq.htm.

H/C PRI Assessor ID and Screener ID Requests
To request a replacement H/C PRI Assessor ID card, please complete the form here: Reissue Request. Re-issued Assessor ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

Register for online H/C PRI Training

Cost

$275

Registration/
Questions?

H/C PRI Registration Instructions

H/C PRI FAQs

We recommend you read these documents before you register for training.


NOTE: In-Person H/C PRI Training is currently suspended due to COVID. Those wishing to take the training in-person should complete this In-Person Interest Form to be notified when training is scheduled in the desired region.

If you have any other questions, please email us at nysrhcfassess@albany.edu

Refund Policy

For Online training - Refunds are allowed for up to 30 days from the date-of-purchase if you have not begun training.  To request a refund please forward your purchase receipt and the reason for your requested refund to nysrhcfassess@albany.edu. There is a $25 processing fee on all refunds.  

For In-person training - 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.

H/C PRI Assessor ID Requests

If you took your training online, use these directions to access your H/C PRI Assessor ID card.

To request a replacement H/C PRI Assessor ID card, please complete the form here: Reissue Request. Re-issued Assessor ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

Additional Training Resources

NOTE: For questions about when, how or for whom to complete an H/C PRI Assessment or a SCREEN, or for other technical questions about completing an H/C PRI or SCREEN, registered PRI Assessors or SCREENers should email the New York State Department of Health at: hcpriSCREEN@health.ny.gov


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

Register for online SCREEN Training

Cost

$275

Registration/
Questions?

SCREEN Registration Instructions

SCREEN Training FAQs

We recommend you read these documents before you register for training.

If you have any other questions, please email us at nysrhcfassess@albany.edu

Refund Policy

For Online training - Refunds are allowed for up to 30 days from the date-of-purchase if you have not begun training.  To request a refund please forward your purchase receipt and the reason for your requested refund to nysrhcfassess@albany.edu. There is a $25 processing fee on all refunds.  

SCREENer ID Requests

If you took your training online, use these directions to access your SCREENer ID card.

To request a replacement SCREENer ID card, please complete the form here: Reissue Request. Re-issued ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

Additional Training Resources

NOTE: For questions about when, how or for whom to complete an H/C PRI Assessment or a SCREEN, or for other technical questions about completing an H/C PRI or SCREEN, registered PRI Assessors or SCREENers should email the New York State Department of Health at: hcpriSCREEN@health.ny.gov

 

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

H/C PRI Assessor ID and Screener ID Requests

To request a replacement H/C PRI Assessor ID card, please complete the form here: Reissue Request. Re-issued Assessor ID cards will be emailed to recipients by the end of each month upon confirmation of previous participation in training.

Contact Us: nysrhcfassess@albany.edu


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 these activities.

Continuing Education Credits for SCREEN (Online Training)

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence in discharge planning and RHCF placement to assess a person for possible mental illness, intellectual disability and/or developmental disability.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 2.0 nursing contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until July 31, 2021.

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, 2020.


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

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence in assessing a person's condition and the amount of care required for placement or continued stay in Residential Health Care Facilities (RHCF).

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education 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 March 31, 2023.

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, 2020.


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

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence in assessing a person's condition and the amount of care required for placement or continued stay in Residential Health Care Facilities (RHCF).

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 5.0 nursing contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2023.

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 5.0 self-study contact hours.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2020.