BHCOE Standard 201

Standards for Effective Applied Behavior Analysis Organizations

Title of Standard: Standards for Effective Applied Behavior Analysis Organizations​

Abstract: These standards focus on areas needed to deliver and sustain high-quality services, manage treatment costs, and reduce risk and liability. The standards address the following areas: Ethics, Integrity, & Professionalism, General Requirements & Liability, Recruiting, Hiring & Retention, Clinical Documentation, Patient Intake, Service Delivery, Collaboration & Coordination of Care, Health, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Media, Communication & Representation, HIPAA & Compliance, and Diversity.

Project Need: To date, there are no industry-wide standards for organizations that provide Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. These standards and guidelines focus on areas needed to deliver and sustain high-quality services, manage treatment costs, and reduce risk and liability.

Note: The currently proposed standard is open for its first round of public commentary as of July 3, 2020, and will remain open for 45 days.

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Commission Activities:

The BHCOE Commission will meet to discuss public commentary from the first-round draft of the standards. All meetings will be listed here at least two weeks in advance.

Note: The currently proposed standard is open for public comment as of July 3, 2020, and will remain open for 45 days.

Public Commentary Guidelines:

Openness is a very important feature of the U.S. voluntary standardization system. To help ensure such openness, ANSI procedures require a public review and comment period for American National Standards activities and for any procedures submitted for accreditation or reaccreditation by a standards developer.

Comments should be received by BHCOE by the deadline (earlier if possible) to ensure consideration by the Committee.

Comments should be set forth using the BHCOE Public Commentary Form as follows:

  • Section
  • Type of Comment (editorial or technical)
  • Comments/objection;
  • Rationale for comment/objection; and
  • Suggested alternative text to resolve comment/objection.
  • The above format is not required for comments concerning typographical errors; simply identify the nature and location of the error (e.g., by page, and line number).
  • Failure to comply fully with these instructions may cause comments to be considered non-persuasive.
  • If comments are not provided using the public commentary form, they will not be considered by the BHCOE ANSI Commission.
  • All comments must be sent to standards@bhcoe.org. You may also CC: psa@ansi.org.

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Operating Procedures for Standards Development

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