OAR 309-022-0165
Behavior Support Services

Behavior support services shall be proactive, recovery-oriented, individualized, and designed to facilitate positive alternatives to challenging behavior, as well as to assist the individual in developing adaptive and functional living skills. All providers shall:
(1) Develop and implement individual behavior support strategies, based on a functional or other clinically appropriate assessment of challenging behavior.
(2) Document the behavior support strategies and measures for tracking progress as a behavior support plan in the service plan.
(3) Establish a framework that assures individualized positive behavior support practices throughout the program and articulates a rationale consistent with the philosophies supported by the Division, including the Division’s Trauma-informed Services Policy.
(4) Obtain informed consent from the parent or guardian, when applicable, in the use of behavior support strategies and communicate both verbally and in writing the information to the individual and guardian in a language understood by the individual and in a developmentally appropriate manner.
(5) Establish outcome-based tracking methods to measure the effectiveness of behavior support strategies in:
(a) Reducing or eliminating the use of emergency safety interventions; and
(b) Increasing positive behavior.
(6) Require all program staff to receive annual training in Collaborative Problem Solving, Positive Behavior Support or other Evidence-based Practice to promote positive behavior support.
(7) Review and update behavior support policies, procedures, and practices annually.

Source: Rule 309-022-0165 — Behavior Support Services, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=309-022-0165.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 309-022-0165’s source at or​.us