4783.01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Certified Ohio behavior analyst" means an individual holding a current, valid certificate issued under section 4783.04 of the Revised Code.


(1) "Practice of applied behavior analysis" means the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional and environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior and includes the following:

(a) The empirical identification of functional relations between behavior and environmental factors, known as functional assessment and analysis;

(b) Interventions based on scientific research and the direct observation and measurement of behavior and the environment;

(c) Utilization of contextual factors, motivating operations, antecedent stimuli, positive reinforcement, and other consequences to help people develop new behaviors, increase or decrease existing behaviors, and emit behaviors under specific environmental conditions.

(2) "Practice of applied behavior analysis" does not include psychological testing, diagnosis of a mental or physical disorder, neuropsychology, psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, sex therapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, and long-term counseling as treatment modalities.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.