BHCOE Standard 201

Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Title of Standard: BHCOE 201: Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

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 was open for its first round of public commentary from July 3, 2020, and remained open for 45 days. The commission will be meeting to discuss all commentary. All commission meetings are found below.

Commission Activities

The BHCOE Commission will meet to discuss public commentary from the first-round draft of the standards on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 — Registration closed.
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 — Registration closed.
  • Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 — Registration closed.
  • Friday, December 18th, 2020 — Registration closed.
  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 — Registration closed.
  • Friday, February 26th, 2021, 9 AM – 11 AM PST / 12 PM – 2 PM EST — Registration closed.
  • Friday, March 26th, 2021, 9 AM – 11 AM PDT / 12 PM – 2 PM EDT — Registration closed.
  • Monday, April 19th, 2021, 11 AM – 1 PM PDT / 2 PM – 4 PM EDT — Registration closed.
  • Monday, May 17th, 2021, 9 AM – 11 AM PDT / 12 PM – 2 PM EDT — Register now.
  • Monday, June 21st, 2021, 9 AM – 11 AM PDT / 12 PM – 2 PM EDT — Register now.

Upcoming meetings will be announced two weeks prior to their scheduled date.

Note: The currently proposed standard was open for public comment on July 3, 2020 and remained open for a period of 45 days.

Operating Procedures for Standards Development

Read the operating procedures for the development of BHCOE consensus standards.

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