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The PASRR Final Rule (57 FR 56450) was published in 1992, at which time the term "mental retardation" was still widely used.
According to 42 CFR 483.102(b)(3), an individual has an intellectual disability (previously mental retardation) if he or she has:
The Final Rule was published in November 2016 (80 FR 42168).
Part 42, Subpart C of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains the guiding regulations for PASRR compliance.
Since the ICD-10-CM coding went into effect on October 1, 2015, some State PASRR programs have reported an increase in PASRR volume, particularly in referrals for Level II Resident Reviews. The increase is largely attributed to the computer algorithm that converted ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes.