Applied Behavior Analysis
(1)Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder shall be recommended by a licensed practitioner who has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and holds at least one of the following educational degrees and valid license:
(c)Nurse practitioner specializing in developmental medicine, or;
(d)Physician’s assistant specializing in developmental medicine.
(2)ABA services for the treatment of stereotyped movement disorder with self-injurious behavior due to neurodevelopmental disorder shall be recommended by a licensed practitioner, practicing within the scope of their license, who has experience or training in the diagnosis and treatment of stereotyped movement disorder with self-injurious behavior due to neurodevelopmental disorder.
(3)Providers of ABA services eligible for direct payment shall hold the following license, registration, or declaration of practice:
(a)Licensed Behavior Analyst as described in OAR 824-030-0010 (Licensing of Behavior Analyst);
(b)Licensed health care professional as defined in 2015 Oregon Laws Chapter 674, section 1 who is registered with the Oregon Behavior Analyst Certification Board as described in ORS 676.802 (Definitions for ORS 676.802, 676.806 and 676.810 to 676.820)(2)(a–h);
(c)Individual holding a declaration of practice through the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board as described in OAR 824-010-0005 (Definitions)(10).
(4)The following ABA service providers are not eligible for direct payment:
(a)Assistant Behavior Analyst licensed by the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board as described in OAR 824-030-0020 (Licensing of Assistant Behavior Analyst);
(b)Behavior Analysis Interventionists registered by the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board as described in OAR 824-030-0040 (Registration of a Behavior Analysis Interventionist).
(5)Initial and ongoing six month assessments of core skills by ABA licensed providers for the purpose of measuring progress achieved during ABA treatment must:
(a)Use standardized, validated and reliable assessment tools that allow for tracking an individual’s progress over time;
(b)Result in a treatment plan with specific, observable, and quantifiable goals that are relatable to identified skills deficits.
(6)Initial and ongoing six month assessments of behavior that is considered to have an adverse impact on the individual’s development or is harmful to the individual or to others must have treatment goals that are specific, observable, and quantifiable and must relate to identified behavioral concerns.
Rule 410-172-0760 — Applied Behavior Analysis,