Our Mission Statement

To promote the practice of Behavior Analysis and represent the interests of our members through dissemination of information about state and federal legislation.

 

Legislative Committee Participants

Stacey M. McIntyre, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Legislative Committee Chair

Erin Schaller, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Christine Accardo, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Nicole Hausman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Molly Bednar, M.A., BCBA

Information for Our Members

 


 

Licensure

  1. Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx
  2. Regulations: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/SubtitleSearch.aspx?search=10.58.16.%2a
  3. Verification Status: https://mdbnc.dhmh.md.gov/pctVerification/default.aspx
  4. Overview of State Laws to License or Regulate Practitioners of ABA: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apbahome.net/resource/resmgr/pdf/state_regulation_of_ba_sept2.pdf
  5. Position Statement on Government Regulation of Practice: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apbahome.net/resource/collection/1FDDBDD2-5CAF-4B2A-AB3F-DAE5E72111BF/APBA-Position-on-Regulation.pdf

 


 

Professional and Ethical Compliance Code and Guidance

  1. Ethics Code: https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/170706_compliance_code_english.pdf
  2. Ethical Guidance: https://www.bacb.com/ethical-guidance/
  3. ABA Ethics Hotline: https://www.abaethicshotline.com/

 


 

Insurance

  1. U.S. Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPAA) Rules: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/apbahome.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/pdf/U.S._Health_Information_(HIP.pdf
  2. Health Insurance Coverage of ABA Programs: https://www.apbahome.net/page/healthinsurancelinks
  3. The presentation found at this link, Navigating Insurance Appeals, is created by ABA Therapy Billing and Insurance Services. It provides helpful information for both providers and consumers of ABA to understand the insurance appeal process. Topics include: Two types of appeals, ABA recommendations and MHPAEA, Denials for authorization/hours, Billing denials, Appeals process, Incorrectly paid clams, Division of insurance, and Using an attorney. https://www.ababilling.net/wp-content/uploads/webinar-navigating-aba-insurance-appeals-04-26-18.pdf

 


 

Behavior Intervention Plans

  1. Code of Maryland Regulations, Student Behavior Intervention Plans: http://mdrules.elaws.us/comar/13a.08.04
  2. APBA Position Statement on Restraint and Seclusion: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apbahome.net/resource/collection/1FDDBDD2-5CAF-4B2A-AB3F-DAE5E72111BF/Support_for_APBA_Pos_Stmt_-_Restraint_&_Seclusion.pdf
  3. ABAI Statement on Restraint and Seclusion: https://www.abainternational.org/about-us/policies-and-positions/restraint-and-seclusion,-2010.aspx