BHCOE Standard 201

Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Title of Standard: BHCOE 201: Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Abstract: These standards focus on areas needed to deliver and sustain high-quality services, manage treatment costs, and reduce risk and liability. The standards address the following areas: Ethics, Integrity, & Professionalism; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; General Requirements & Liability; Recruiting, Hiring, & Retention; Patient Intake; Service Delivery; Clinical Documentation; Health, Safety, & Emergency Preparedness; Media, Communication, & Representation; and HIPPA & Compliance.

Project Need: To date, there are no industry-wide standards for organizations that provide Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. These standards and guidelines focus on areas needed to deliver and sustain high-quality services, manage treatment costs, and reduce risk and liability.

Note: The public comment period began Friday, September 10th, 2021, and remained open for 45 days.

Commission Activities

The BHCOE Commission has met to discuss public commentary from the first-round draft of the standards on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
  • Friday, December 18th, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
  • Friday, February 26th, 2021
  • Friday, March 26th, 2021
  • Monday, April 19th, 2021
  • Monday, May 17th, 2021
  • Monday, June 21st, 2021
  • Monday, July 19th, 2021
  • Monday, November 15th, 2021
  • Monday, December 13th, 2021
  • Monday, January 10th, 2022

Public Commentary Guidelines:

The public commentary period deadline for Standard 201 is closed. Thank you for your contributions. For questions, please email [email protected]

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