Form Portal and Electronic Signatures Improve Services Offer By A CAP

CAP using forms portal and electronic signatures

Rand Clark is the Community Services Supervisor in Douglas County, Colorado. His organization is a public Community Action Agency (CAP). He needed a digital solution that allowed the ability to collect, store, and share vital documents. They needed this to provide the appropriate care for the most vulnerable population in his community. Paige Teagarden from […]

Does Missouri Have a Law That Is Helpful If a CAP Agency Wants To Go More Paperless

missouri electronic records

I recently talked to a director of a Community Action in Missouri and he was wondering if he could legally scan their paper documents and rely totally on electronic records. Missouri like many other states has adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act in August of 2003.  This Act focuses on treating electronic (paperless) records the same […]

Alabama Legal Recognition Of Electronic Records And Electronic Signatures

alabama electronic records forCAP

I have had a number of Community Action Agency directors in Alabama ask about the requirements for them to keep paper documents.  Like most states, Alabama adopted the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.  That Act states, in my opinion, that electronic documents should be treated no different than paper documents.  And application with an electronic signature also […]

How does Federal law affect your ability to go paperless?

federal law and going paperless

The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA, Pub.L. 105–277 Title XVII) requires that, that Federal agencies use electronic documents, forms, and signatures to conduct official business with the public.  The Act requires agencies, to allow individuals or organizations the option to submit information or transact with the agency electronically and to maintain records electronically. The Act specifically states that electronic […]

Does North Dakota law prohibit a Community Action from going paperless?

ND CAP paperless requiements

Some of you have been wondering do I have to keep all your client paper application files and associated paperwork.  I did some research to see if there were any state regulations related to going paperless. I found out that the North Dakota Uniform Electronic Transaction Act eliminates legal barriers to the use of electronic technology to create and […]

Is it possible for a CAP agency to go paperless in the state of Maryland?

can maryland CAP go paperless

I have talked to several Community Action directors in the state of Maryland that said they thought they could not go paperless because the stare requires them to keep the paper copies of their documents.  Here is the Maryland Uniform Electronic Transactions Act that gives legal recognition of electronic records, electronic signatures, and electronic contracts MD […]

Is it legal for a CAP Agency to go paperless in Louisiana?

CAP paperless requirements in Lousiana

In 2001, the Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act was adopted. The intent of this act was to remove existing barriers to allow businesses to conduct business by electronic means. Under this act, a record, signature, or contract cannot be denied legal effect solely because it is in electronic form or an electronic record was used […]