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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Licensure of behavior analysts. Expands the behavioral health and human services licensing board (board) from 10 to 12 members and provides for the appointment to the board of two licensed and experienced behavior analysts. Requires the board to adopt rules concerning the practice of behavior analysis and continuing education requirements for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. Establishes a behavior analyst section of the board consisting of the two behavior analysts who are members of the board, two consumers who are members of the board, and one physician who is a member of the board. Authorizes the behavior analyst section Licensure of behavior analysts. Expands the behavioral health and human services licensing board (board) from 10 to 12 members and provides for the appointment to the board of two licensed and experienced behavior analysts. Requires the board to adopt rules concerning the practice of behavior analysis and continuing education requirements for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. Establishes a behavior analyst section of the board consisting of the two behavior analysts who are members of the board, two consumers who are members of the board, and one physician who is a member of the board. Authorizes the behavior analyst section to approve behavior analysis continuing education courses and propose rules to the board concerning the practice of behavior analysis. Provides for the licensing of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. Requires a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst to comply with a professional code published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for an unlicensed individual to profess to be a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst, but provides that certain types of individuals may use applied behavior analysis techniques without being licensed. ... View more