Behavior Analyst Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

BEHAVIOR ANALYST ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 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).

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum and Introductions
  3. Open Government Training
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Administrative Procedure Act
    3. Public Information Act
  4. Approval of Minutes –Meeting of February 26, 2021
  5. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of this agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, June 6, 2022. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    4. Regulatory Program Management
      1. Current Projects
      2. Outreach
    5. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Sunset and Bill Implementation Update
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Enforcement Division’s presentation on the process of becoming an Expert Witness.
  8. Workgroup Reports:
    1. Licensing Workgroup – Review and study of the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board’s (QABA®) Qualified Autism Services Practitioner Supervisor (QASP-S®) Certification standards and requirements to make a recommendation to the advisory board about QABA® as a certifying entity for behavior analysts and about QASP-S® certification as a requirement for an assistant behavior analyst license. Review and study of the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board’s (QABA®) Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA®) Certification standards and requirements, and 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. Review and study of 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.
  9. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding recognizing the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®) as a department-approved certifying entity and accepting the Qualified Autism Services Practitioner Supervisor (QASP-S®) Certification for a Texas Assistant Behavior Analyst license.
  10. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding recognizing the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®) as a department-approved certifying entity and accepting the Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA®) Certification for a Texas Behavior Analyst license.
  11. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding recognizing the Behavior Intervention Certification Council (BICC) as a department-approved certifying entity and accepting the Board Certified Autism Professional (BCAP) credential for a Texas Behavior Analyst license.
  12. Update on the four-year rule review of Chapter 121 in accordance with §2001.039, Texas Government Code.
  13. Update on the adoption of amendments to the existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 121, §121.169, regarding the Behavior Analysts program. The proposed amendments were adopted to align rules with statute as part of the implementation of House Bill 1560.
  14. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  15. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  16. Adjournment

The Behavior Analyst Advisory Board will accept public comments for the June 7, 2022 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on June 6, 2022. 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 June 6, 2022. 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. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period.

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

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS 12:00 PM, JUNE 6, 2022

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.