Therap eCHAT Approved for use in the District of Columbia

The following memo was issued today:


TO: All Providers

FROM: Cathy R. Anderson, DDS Deputy Director for DDA

RE: Use of Electronic Formats for Nursing Assessments

DATE: September 20, 2013

This bulletin provides notification that, effective immediately, the Department on Disability Services (DDS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), approves the use of the nursing assessment format in Therap as a substitute for Nursing Assessment Form A or B. Additionally, providers who are using alternative electronic health records that include a nursing assessment format may request that DDA review the format to approve its use.

DDA’s current Health and Wellness Standards require that providers use either Nursing Form A or B as part of developing a person’s Health Care Management Plan. This bulletin serves as notification that providers using Therap may now […]