According to 42 CFR 483.102(b)(3), an individual has an intellectual disability (previously mental retardation) if he or she has:
A Level II evaluation may be halted if the person has a diagnosis solely of dementia, or a diagnosis of dementia in combination with a non-PASRR disability. However, a Level II evaluation should not be halted if a PASRR disability has not yet been ruled out.
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b), a disorder qualifies as a mental illness (MI) for PASRR purposes if it satisfies three major criteria:
The dementia exclusion for mental illness allows for the Level II evaluator to stop the evaluation if they determine that the diagnosis of dementia is primary and the mental illness (MI) diagnosis is secondary. It is important to note that the diagnosis or verification of a diagnosis of MI and...