(1) Behavior analysis services that include behavior analysis procedures that are designed to decrease the probability of the occurrence of a behavior by presenting, attenuating or removing a stimulus following each occurrence of the behavior to be reduced, behavioral contingencies designed to increase the probability of a behavior by removing or attenuating a stimulus following each occurrence of the behavior to be increased, and the use of satiation and deprivation procedures, hereafter referred to as restricted procedures, shall require the approval of one of the following practitioners prior to implementation.

    (a) A certified behavior analyst who meets the education and experience requirements established in these rules for taking the behavior analyst certification examination.

    (b) A person licensed pursuant to Chapter 490 or 491, F.S.

    (2) Approval by a certified behavior analyst who meets the education and experience requirements specified in these rules for taking the behavior analyst certification examination or a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 490 or 491, F.S., shall also be required prior to implementation for behavior analysis services that are designed to address those actions of the individual which, without behavioral, physical, or chemical intervention:

    (a) Have resulted in self-inflicted, detectable, external or internal damage requiring medical attention or are expected to increase in frequency, duration, or intensity resulting in self-inflicted, external or internal damage requiring medical attention.

    (b) Have occurred or are expected to occur with sufficient frequency, duration or magnitude that a life-threatening situation might result, including excessive eating or drinking, vomiting, ruminating, eating non-nutritive substances, refusing to eat, holding one’s breath, or swallowing excessive amounts of air.

    (c) Have resulted in external or internal damage to other persons that requires medical attention or are expected to increase in frequency, duration or intensity resulting in external or internal damage to other persons that requires medical attention.

    (d) Have resulted or are expected to result in major property damage or destruction.

    (e) Have resulted or are expected to result in arrest and confinement by law enforcement personnel.

    (3) A written plan describing behavior analysis services approved for implementation pursuant to these rules shall be sent to the local review committee within five working days following implementation.

Laws implemented by this Rule: Florida Statutes § 393.066, 393.067, This Rule authorized by:Florida Statutes § 393.13