Ethics Education Blog

Blog postings about Division 31 ethics resources for SPTA leaders and members

July 26, 2013

Free Electronic Health Record Templates

APA Div. 31 and Div. 42 have created a specific digest of the record-keeping laws of each state, and then state-specific electronic health record (EHR) templates. All APA member psychologists have access to the laws and templates, at no charge. This is an APA member benefit! It should assist in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act that will require EHR use among integrated healthcare clinicians. 

The state-specific EHR templates comply with the laws of each jurisdiction. State leaders reviewed their digests and the templates through the volunteer efforts of their member experts on ethics/law. Each state's vetted materials are now posted at the Div. 31 APA Communities Ethics Resource website* so that all APA members will have access. You may see your state's materials now by accessing them here: free electronic health record templates. 

As an APA member you can join your site for free. The advantage of joining the site is that if any other colleague of yours within the state notes improvements to the digest or the EHR Templates, you will be notified about the postings and can consider whether you want to make the changes to the documents for your clinical setting. 

*As of Sept. 15, 2015, APACommunities is no longer available.