Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI)

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.

This training allows 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.

H/C PRI Refresher Course Now Available

This recorded webinar reviews the important steps of the H/C PRI form, using case studies to explore the form's most difficult categories. It is open to RNs who have completed H/C PRI training and received a PRI Assessor ID.

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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.

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 Education Credits

CNE Credits offered until March 23, 2025. SW Credits offered until December 31, 2026.

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

This offering is approved for 4.0 nursing contact hours.

The nursing contact hour(s) expire: 3/23/2025.

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
The activity is approved for 4.0 Contact Hours.

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  • Training launched: April 6, 2017
  • Estimated time: 4 hours

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

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.