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Chapter 4783-3 | Definitions

Rule 4783-3-01 | Definitions.

(A) As used in agency 4783 of the Administrative Code, the terms "certified Ohio behavior analyst," and "the practice of applied behavior analysis" " have the same meanings as set forth in section 4783.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) The "practice of applied behavior analysis," as distinct from the performance of behavior analysis procedures or tasks, includes but is not restricted to the use of the title "certified Ohio behavior analyst" or "applied behavior analyst."

(C) "Board" shall mean the state board of psychology.

(D) "Accredited or recognized by a regional or national accrediting agency" or "accredited educational institution" means that an educational institution meets prescribed standards that are necessary but not necessarily sufficient to qualify its graduates for consideration for certification based on a demonstration of meeting equivalent requirements pursuant to division (A)(4) of section 4783.04 of the Revised Code.

(E) "National or regional accrediting agencies" means one of the following agencies:

(1) "Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Higher Education"

(2) "New England Association of Schools and Colleges"

(3) "North Central Association of Colleges and Schools"

(4) "Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges"

(5) "Southern Association of Colleges and Schools"

(6) "Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges"

(F) "Certificate holder" means a person with a valid, active "certified Ohio behavior analyst" certificate.

(G) "Applicant for certification" means any person who applies to the board for a certificate pursuant to section 4783.04 of the Revised Code.

(H) "He" or "she" and "his" or "her" shall be interpreted to mean or include the pronoun of the other gender where appropriate.

(I) "Client," as used in agency 4783 of the Administrative Code, means an individual receiving applied behavior analysis services and, if that person is a minor, that person's parents or legal guardians or any other receiver of applied behavior analysis services, including individuals, families, and groups.

(J) "Continuing education" (CE), as used in agency 4783 of the Administrative Code, is the process through which certified Ohio behavior analysts acquire new knowledge and skills relevant to their work, gain new competencies concerning applied behavior analysis concepts and techniques, or improve current competencies and skills by completion of approved and documented educational experiences.

(K) "Authorized approving organization," as used in agency 4783 of the Administrative Code, means the board, the "Behavior Analyst Certification Board," the "Ohio Psychological Association," the "Association of Black Psychologists," the "American Psychological Association," the "Ohio School Psychologists Association," or the "National Association of School Psychologists," as these are set forth in paragraph (B)(2) of rule 4783-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(L) "Hours of CE credits" means:

(1) The number of CE hours approved and recorded for each certificate holder by the "Behavior Analyst Certification Board," the "Ohio Psychological Association" or the "Ohio School Psychologists Association" and reported to the board by one of those associations; or

(2) The number of hours determined by the board in accordance with rules 4783-2-01 and /or 4783-2-02 of the Administrative Code.

(M) "Expired certificate" means a certificate that has not been renewed pursuant to requirements set forth in division (A)(1) of section 4783.05 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A) of rule 4783-1-03 of the Administrative Code.

(N) Functional behavior assessment" means the determination of the underlying function or purpose of a behavior in order to develop an effective treatment plan, and may include a variety of systematic information gathering techniques regarding factors influencing the occurrence of a behavior (e.g. antecedents, consequences, setting events and motivating operations) including interview, direct observation and experimental analysis, and systematic manipulation of environmental variables in an attempt to demonstrate a relationship between an environmental event and targeted behavior.

(O) "Treatment plan" means a written document describing the presenting behavior problem(s) and describing the behavioral goals and interventions selected to alter the behavior. The treatment plan shall be based on information gathered from in-person assessments, review of records from other professionals, direct observations, and clinical interview data, and includes the selected interventions, an estimate of the length of time and/or number of sessions anticipated to achieve the goals, and specific statements about the measurement of progress toward achieving the goals.

(P) "Supervisee" means any individual practicing applied behavior analysis acting under the legal authority and direction of a certified Ohio behavior analyst.

(Q) "Supervision plan" means a written document that includes a list of the names and agreed upon responsibilities of all individuals implementing a treatment plan, their relationship with the client and their responsibilities relative to the implementation of the treatment plan, and describes the training and support services provided by the certified Ohio behavior analyst to both supervisees and non-supervisees.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4783.03
Amplifies: 4783.01, 4783.02, 4783.04, 4783.05
Five Year Review Date: 3/25/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 1/23/2014 (Emer.)