"There have been questions raised about whether or not a home/facility can release information to the U.S. Census Bureau. The following is the answer from Irene Owens, DSHS, Office Chief, Policy Unit, Residential Care Services:
Aaron Mountain, WSRCC President, contacted me today... He has 15 years experience as an AFH Care Provider. We spoke of online medical records, which he has used in his Care Homes. My licensor told me that with any online system, the caregivers must be able to print out in paper form at any time. He corrected that... Aaron said he verified that state law requires that licensors be allowed access to resident records in EITHER electronic OR hard copy form. That means that when we use online systems, we are not required to print on demand.
Jo Lyn Cornelsen
Registered Nurse, Author, Home Business Advocate, AFH Expert, Care Provider, Educator, Speaker... and Online Marketer