That is correct with regards to printing, but scanning will have to be configured separately.
There's no such thing as a standard protocol for combined printing and scanning. The so-called "drivers" supplied by manufacturers of multifunction devices are really huge packages containing printer drivers, ink/toner monitoring software, scanning software, and in the case of network-enabled multifunction devices, a service/daemon communicating with the keypad and display on the printer.
While CUPS can print to most printers, you will have to use something like SANE
to access the scanner (the Pixma MP610 is listed as fully supported). You could then share the folder with the scanned documents using Samba.