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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 225. Requirements for Virginia Early Intervention System

12VAC35-225-180. Service documentation.

A. Early intervention service providers shall document all contacts made and all activities completed with or on behalf of families in a contact note within five business days of the contact. All contact notes shall include:

1. The child's first and last names;

2. Type of early intervention service provided;

3. Method of contact;

4. Date of the note and date of the contact if the note is not written on the same date; and

5. The early intervention provider's signature, with a minimum of first initial and last name, discipline and credentials of the provider, and the date the note is signed by the provider.

B. Contact notes that document a service session also shall include:

1. A narrative description of what occurred during the session including what was done; what the family or other caregiver did during the session, including how they actively participated during the session; how the child responded during the session, including what the child was able to do in relation to outcomes and goals; and suggestions for follow-up;

2. Who was present;

3. Length of session (in minutes);

4. Location or setting in which service was provided;

5. Information from the family about what has happened since the last session; and

6. Plan for the next contact.

C. Contact notes that document a service coordination contact or activity also shall include the length of the contact or activity (in minutes), the service coordination short-term goal that the contact activity is addressing, and progress toward achieving the service coordination goal.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-5304 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2016.

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