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Extended training dates available starting July 2018! Register now.

Nursing facilities across Texas care for people with a variety of diagnoses, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities and mental illness. This training program will provide facilities with thorough and sustainable education, information and resources that detail the complexities of caring for residents with IDD, mental illness or both.

PASRR in the Nursing Facility: Putting the Pieces Together, presented by Texas Health and Human Services, is a free two-day training. Participants will learn about:

  • Preadmission Screening and Resident Review
  • PASRR-positive residents
  • Caring for PASRR-positive residents
  • The state and federal regulations related to PASRR
  • The different settings that can serve people affected by PASRR
  • What types of services are available for PASRR-positive residents and how to bill for those services

Who Should Attend

Nurses, nursing facility administrators, nursing facility activity directors, therapists (physical, occupational and speech), social workers, ombudsmen, certified nursing assistants, qualified intellectual disabilities professionals, managed care organizations, local intellectual and developmental disability authorities, and local mental health authorities.

Goal of This Training Academy

The goal of this training is to improve the quality of life and quality of care for Texas nursing facility residents with IDD and mental illness. This training aims to raise the quality of care provided to Texas residents to the highest possible level.

Why You Should Attend

If you are new to caring for the IDD and MI population, you will get an introduction into PASRR which will give you the knowledge you need to serve this challenging population.  If you are experienced in PASRR, you will enhance your knowledge and skills and be provided additional tools and resources to enable you to better serve this population.

Register for a Course Near You

Each participant will receive a manual and the curriculum on a flash drive. One participant from each participating organization will receive a DVD, Bathing Without a Battle.

For cancellations or changes, email QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Register Today

July 11-12, 2018, Houston

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St.
Houston, Texas

Smoking Policy

Designated smoking area down the ramp on the east side of the building.


  • Café onsite.
  • Other restaurants within a five-mile radius.


Free parking available in front of the building on Portwall Street. Overflow parking is in the rear of the building on Powell Street near the employee lot, which is past the railroad tracks. Wheelchair accessible.

July 18-19, 2018, Richardson (Dallas area)

Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road
Suite 102
Richardson, Texas

Smoking Policy

Designated smoking areas are outside the building.


Bring bottled water. Restaurants are within walking distance.


Ample free parking is available around the building. Wheelchair accessible.

Agenda and Continuing Education Hours

Day 1: Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Day 2: Check in begins at 8 a.m.

Day 1 and 2 Agenda in PDF

Continuing Education Hours

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program is offering 14.0 continuing education credits for licensed social workers, certified nurse aides, ombudsmen, licensed nursing facility administrators, nursing facility activity directors, licensed psychology professionals, licensed marriage and family therapists, occupational therapists, QIDPs and licensed professional counselors. Guardianship continuing education credits are pending.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services - Regulatory Services Division is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Earn 4.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity.