BHCOE Standard 101

Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Title of Standard: Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Abstract: This standard describes appropriate documentation for Applied Behavior Analysis Service delivery and how to provide accurate and supportive medical record documentation.

Project Need: Clinical record keeping is an integral component in clinical best practice and the delivery of quality clinical services. Regardless of the form of the records (i.e. electronic or paper), appropriate clinical records should enable continuity of care and should enhance communication between all parties impacted by the delivery of services.

Note: The proposed standard is closed for public commentary as of August 19th, 2020 at 5 PM PST.

Join the BHCOE Commission Meetings to listen to the discussion about the comments received:

  • Monday, August 19th, 2019 — 10 AM PST (Registration Closed)
  • Monday, September 30th, 2019 — 10 AM PST (Registration Closed)
  • Monday, December 9th, 2019 — 11 AM PST (Registration Closed)
  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 — 10 AM PST (Registration Closed)
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020 — 10AM PST — (Registration Closed)
  • Tuesday March 17th, 2020 — 9 AM PST — CANCELED 

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Public Commentary Guidelines:

Openness is a very important feature of the U.S. voluntary standardization system. To help ensure such openness, ANSI procedures require a public review and comment period for American National Standards activities and for any procedures submitted for accreditation or reaccreditation by a standards developer.

Comments should be received by BHCOE by the deadline (earlier if possible) to ensure consideration by the Committee.

Comments should be set forth using the BHCOE Public Commentary Form as follows:

  • Page Number, Line Number, in the document;
  • Comments/objection;
  • Rationale for comment/objection; and
  • Suggested alternative text to resolve comment/objection.
  • The above format is not required for comments concerning typographical errors; simply identify the nature and location of the error (e.g., by page, and line number).
  • Failure to comply fully with these instructions may cause comments to be considered non-persuasive.
  • If comments are not provided using the public commentary form, they will not be considered by the BHCOE ANSI Commission.
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