Ethics Education Blog

Blog postings about Div. 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. For instance, ICD-10 diagnostic codes are available in the templates in a drop down menu.

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. In addition, The TRUST has forwarded changes whenever they lecture in a jurisdiction and note that some aspect of the jurisdiction’s law related to record keeping has changed. Please find the digest of the record-keeping laws of each state, and the state-specific electronic health record templates online.

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