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Rule Title: BEHAVIOR ANALYST EXPERIENCE AND SUPERVISION
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
Subchapter: Behavior Analysts
 
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24.189.910    BEHAVIOR ANALYST EXPERIENCE AND SUPERVISION

(1) Upon licensure application, behavior analyst applicants shall provide proof, together with the form prescribed by the department, reflecting 100 hours of supervised experience beyond those hours required by the BACB.

(2) Each behavior analyst applicant certified by the BACB on or before December 31, 2017, shall be granted one year in which to provide proof to the board demonstrating the applicant has met the experience requirements of this rule.

(3) A behavior analyst may not supervise:

(a) more than three student interns if the analyst is also supervising behavior technicians or assistant behavior analysts; or

(b) more than seven student interns if the analyst is not supervising behavior technicians or assistant behavior analysts.

(4) A behavior analyst shall report to the board all student interns, behavior technicians, and assistant behavior analysts within five business days of commencement of supervision of each student intern, behavior technician, or assistant behavior analyst.

(5) A supervising behavior analyst may provide the following types of supervision to a student intern, behavior technician, or assistant behavior analyst:

(a) direct supervision;

(b) on-site supervision; or

(c) general or remote supervision.

(6) The supervising behavior analyst shall consider the location, nature, and setting of the practice and the experience of the student intern, behavior technician, or assistant behavior analyst when entering into a new supervision agreement to ensure the safety and quality of behavior analysis services.

(7) The supervising behavior analyst shall meet face-to-face with each student intern, behavior technician, and assistant behavior analyst supervised a minimum of once a month for the purposes of discussion, education, and training, to include but not be limited to practice issues and client care.

(8) Supervising behavior analysts shall provide appropriate and real-time means of communication or backup supervision for their supervisees.

(9) Supervising behavior analysts shall determine the appropriate level supervision (direct, on-site, or general) based on the supervisee's education, training, and experience.

(10) Each supervising behavior analyst assumes professional and legal responsibility for all student interns, behavior technicians, and assistant behavior analysts under the supervising behavior analyst's supervision regardless of the varying types of supervision.

(11) A supervising behavior analyst shall enter into a written supervision agreement with each student intern, behavior technician, or assistant behavior analyst to be supervised to ensure the safety and quality of behavior analysis services, considering the location, nature, and setting of the practice and the experience of the supervisee, and shall provide for:

(a) an appropriate type or combination of types of supervision identified in (5), including specific supervising behavior analyst response and availability times;

(b) an appropriate scope of delegation of practice authority and appropriate limitations upon the practice authority of the particular supervisee; and

(c) appropriate frequency and duration of face-to-face meetings.

(12) The supervision agreement may provide for periodic changes in the type of supervision, scope of delegation, practice limitations, frequency, and duration of face-to-face meetings, and percentage of case files reviewed, based upon the duration and nature of experience gained by the supervisee, the supervising behavior analyst's written assessment and evaluation of the supervisee's experience and judgment, and other factors relevant to the nature and degree of supervision appropriate to ensure the safety and quality of behavior analysis services.

(13) The supervision agreement must be kept by the supervising behavior analyst for seven years. A legible copy of the signed supervision agreement must be submitted, if requested, to the board or its designee.

 

History: 37-17-406, MCA; IMP, 37-17-403, 37-17-405, 37-17-406, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 1656, Eff. 9/23/17; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 2081, Eff. 11/7/20.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
24-189-41 11/7/2020 Current History: 37-17-406, MCA; IMP, 37-17-403, 37-17-405, 37-17-406, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 1656, Eff. 9/23/17; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 2081, Eff. 11/7/20.
24-189-37 9/23/2017 11/7/2020 History: 37-17-406, MCA; IMP, 37-17-403, 37-17-405, 37-17-406, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 1656, Eff. 9/23/17.
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