How do I sign my progress note

From TherapyCharts

TherapyCharts allows mental health workers to sign various documents using a signing pin. This signing pin helps ensure the authenticity, integrity, and security of the electronic signature.

But, don’t I have to sign my name in a graphic form? No. Electronic signatures are governed by two primary laws. The federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign) was signed into law on June 30, 2000 and became effective, at least for the most part, on October 20, 2000. On October 16, 2000, Michigan enacted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), which is based on a uniform act promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). UETA is also adopted in 47 other states. Both laws were intended to smooth the way for conducting business electronically by giving validity to electronic records and signatures.

Both E-Sign and UETA provide that an electronic record may be used to satisfy a record retention requirement that is imposed under another law, (such as HIPAA) so long as the electronic record accurately sets forth the information in the record and remains accessible to all persons who are entitled to access the record. As long as the accuracy and accessibility requirements are met, a law requiring that a record be retained in original form may be satisfied by retaining the electronic record.