Behavior Analyst Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

BEHAVIOR ANALYST ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
VIDEOCONFERENCE MEETING

AGENDA

This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing The meeting agenda and materials will be available on the department’s webpage at www.tdlr.texas.gov . If you need materials in an alternate format contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov , TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

  • A. Call to Order
  • B. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  • C. Approval of Minutes –Meeting of November 4, 2020
  • D. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions of this agenda. Emails must be submitted to board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, February 25, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  • E. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and discussion:
    • 1. Licensing Division
      • a. Statistics
      • b. Current Projects
    • 2. Customer Service Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 3. Enforcement Division
      • a. Personnel Updates
      • b. Statistics
    • 4. Regulatory Program Management
      • a. Personnel Updates
      • b. Current Projects
      • c. Outreach
    • 5. Executive Office
      • a. COVID-19 Response Update
      • b. Sunset Review Update
      • c. 87th Legislative Session Update
      • d. Communication Outreach Statistics
  • F. Enforcement Division’s presentation on the process of becoming an Expert Witness.
  • G. Workgroup report – update, discussion and possible recommendation:
  • Education and Examination Workgroup report related to HB 2059, 86 th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, and whether the required human trafficking prevention training should be accepted for continuing education hours for license holders.
  • H. Discussion and possible action regarding HB 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, and whether the required human trafficking prevention training should be accepted for continuing education hours for license holders.
  • I. 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, 121.70, 121.75, and new §121.71, regarding the Behavior Analysts program. The proposed amendments establish standards and responsibilities for delivering behavior analysis services by license holders who choose to provide their services using telehealth. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed amendments and new section.
  • J. Discussion and possible action to assign topics for consideration to workgroups:
    • (1) Refer to Licensing Workgroup: review the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board’s (QABA®) Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA ®) Certification to make a recommendation to the advisory board about QABA® as a certifying entity for behavior analysts and about QBA® certification as a requirement for a behavior analyst license.
    • (2) Refer to Licensing Workgroup: review the Behavior Intervention Certification Council (BICC) Board Certified Autism Professional (BCAP) credential to make a recommendation to the advisory board about BICC as a certifying entity for behavior analysts and about BCAP certification as a requirement for a behavior analyst license.
  • K. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  • L. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  • M. Adjournment

Public Comment Instructions

The Behavior Analyst Advisory Board will accept public comments for the February 26, 2021 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on February 25, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read publicly during the public meeting.

If you wish to address the Board during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on February 25, 2021. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given up to three (3) minutes to speak. The Presiding Officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio.

**Please email your public comment request to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov . **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS 12:00 PM, FEBRUARY 25, 2021.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Please indicate whom you are representing. Ex: attorney, yourself or other

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.