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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department Of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
4/12/2021

12VAC35-105-880. Documentation policy.

A. The provider shall define, by policy, all records it maintains that address an individual's care and treatment and what each record contains.

B. The provider shall define, by policy, and implement a system of documentation that supports appropriate service planning, coordination, and accountability. At a minimum this policy shall outline:

1. The location of the individual's record;

2. Methods of access by employees or contractors to the individual's record; and

3. Methods of updating the individual's record by employees or contractors including the frequency and format of updates.

C. Entries in the individual's record shall be current, dated, and authenticated by the persons making the entries. For paper records, errors shall be corrected by striking through and initialing the incorrect information. If records are electronic, the provider shall implement a written policy to include the identification of errors and corrections to the record.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. December 7, 2011.

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