Behavior Analyst Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum and Introductions
  3. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of Minutes –December 6, 2018 Meeting
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Board Support Staff**
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Statistics
    4. Regulatory Program Management
      1. Update and Discussion Regarding Behavior Analysts Program Activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    5. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Sunset Review Update
      3. Strategic Planning Process
      4. Communication Outreach Statistics
      5. Introduction of Anti-Trafficking Unit
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 121, §§121.10, 121.21, 121.22, 121.26, 121.70, 121.75, and 121.95, regarding the Behavior Analysts program.  The proposed amendments implement § 7.003 of House Bill (HB) 2847, Article 7, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), regarding immunity for individuals assisting in complaint investigations. The proposed amendments also implement § 1 of HB 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), requiring a training course on human trafficking prevention. The proposed amendments include recommendations from the Behavior Analyst Advisory Board to reorganize, expand, and provide specifics for the responsibilities and ethics code of license holders. Requirements for abbreviation of license holders’ titles, updated references to statutes and rules, editorial corrections, and rewording are also included in the proposed amendments.
  8. Discussion of HB 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, and possible assignment to an existing workgroup or appointment of a new workgroup to study whether the required human trafficking prevention training may count toward the required continuing education hours for license holders.
  9. Workgroup reports – updates, discussion and possible recommendation:
    1. Standard of Care Workgroup (draft rules).
  10. Discussion and possible action to recommend approval of the Penalty Matrix for the Behavior Analyst program.
  11. Discussion and possible action to assign topics for consideration to workgroups.
  12. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  13. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  14. Adjournment