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The mission of the TxABA Public Policy Group (PPG) is to review and act on legislative activity and other issues impacting behavior analysts and consumers in Texas.
TDLR News for Licensed Behavior Analysts
Please be sure that you are aware of updates to TDLR affecting Licensed Behavior Analysts. These changes are effective 8/1/2020. Press Release is below and a link to the updates can be found here:
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING & REGULATION
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) adopts amendments to the Behavior Analysts program rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 121, §§121.10, 121.21, 121.22, 121.26, 121.70, 121.75, and 121.95. The adopted rules implement House Bill (HB) 2059 and HB 2847, Article 7, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). Collectively, these bills address immunity for individuals assisting with complaint investigations and require a training course on human trafficking prevention. The proposed amendments also include recommendations from the Behavior Analyst Advisory Board to revise and expand the professional responsibilities and ethics code of license holders.
The adoption justification was published in the July 24, 2020, issue of the Texas Register (45 TexReg 5192). The updated rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of August 1, 2020
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Medicaid Rate Hearing Announced:
The long awaited Medicaid Rate hearing has been announced.
More info available HERE in the Texas Register 2/19 edition pages 190 and 191
College Night 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Medicaid Town Hall Meeting for Parents
Monday, December 7, 2020
Medicaid Town Hall Meeting
Monday, August 10th, 2020
Link to slides here
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the Department’s revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with the Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c). The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Behavior Analysts program.
The penalty matrix for the Behavior Analysts program was published in the March 13, 2020, issue of the Texas Register (45 TexReg 1884). The updated penalty matrix is now made available on the Department’s website.
COVID-19 & Telehealth
Templates for requesting that self funded plans cover ABA therapy for parents and professionals are available. Click the links below:
Telehealth ABA Services in Texas Webinar
TxABA and TxABA PPG hosted a full length webinar (following the Primer) conducted by the PPG's Telehealth Task Force.
It was an outstanding event and can be viewed here
Telehealth ABA Task Force Report
The TxABA PPG's Telehealth Task Force completed and recently received approval from TxABA's Executive Council to publish their Telehealth ABA Task Force Report.
It's a phenomenal piece of literature and can be downloaded here
Telehealth ABA Services: An Introduction
(start at 11:00)
Thank you so much Dr. Lerman!!!
Primer on Telehealth ABA Services
The TxABA PPG and TxABA hosted a webinar, presented by Dr. Gordon Bourland, on March 24, 2020 that provided an introduction to Telehealth ABA services. Here is the Powerpoint Presentation and corresponding comparison of in-person versus telehealth services
Thank you so much Dr. Bourland!!!