What should be included in progress notes?
All progress notes should include a succinct summary on the following: A client’s progress towards goals identified in Individual Support Plans (actions taken, progress made, barriers identified).
How do you write a clinical note?
What is clinical progress notes?
Progress notes establish the progress of treatment. This includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment protocols, including documentation of how the clinician addressed crisis issues and processed them.
What are the 7 legal requirements of progress notes?
- Be clear, legible, concise, contemporaneous, progressive and accurate.
- Include information about assessments, action taken, outcomes, reassessment processes (if necessary), risks, complications and changes.
- Meet all necessary medico-legal requirements for documentation.
Can clients see progress notes?
Although your clients have a right to view most of the health information held about them, including your progress notes, they do not have a right to inspect your psychotherapy notes. Therefore, you do not have to fulfill client requests for access to these notes.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.