Effective date: 4/4/2012
(1) All written plans describing behavior analysis services consistent with subsection 65G-4.009(10), F.A.C., shall be submitted to the local review committee chairperson within five working days following implementation.
(2) All behavior analysis services designed to include restricted procedures or those services designed to address those actions of the individual which, without behavioral, physical, or chemical intervention can be expected to result in outcomes identified in subsection 65G-4.010(3), F.A.C., below and will be provided or supervised by a Certified Behavior Analyst as defined in subsection 65G-4.001(5), F.A.C., or a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 490 or 491, F.S.: In those cases where it is unclear whether behavior analysis services meet either criteria, the provider must contact the LRC chairperson to determine the need for LRC review.
(3) Written plans describing behavior analysis services must be submitted to the LRC chairperson, when:
(a) Behavior analysis services include restricted procedures such as:
1. The contingent delivery or removal of events to reduce the probability of occurrence of a problem behavior, including but not limited to: extinction or withholding of reinforcement for those behaviors referenced in paragraph 65G-4.010(3)(b), F.A.C., response blocking for more than 15 seconds, contingent exercise, restitutional overcorrection, positive practice overcorrection, time-out and response cost.
2. The removal of an aversive event contingent upon the display of a behavior targeted for increase, including but not limited to, Functional Communication Training using removal of demands or noise as a reinforcer, and desensitization programs.
3. Access to abundant amounts of an event or stimulus so that it loses potency as a reinforcer, and severely restricted access to an event or stimulus to increase its potency as a reinforcer,
4. Behavioral protective devices, as defined in subsection 65G-8.001(4), F.A.C., and electronic devices for monitoring and signaling.
5. Dietary manipulations.
(b) Behavior analysis services address behaviors that:
1. Have resulted in self-inflicted, detectable damage, or resulted in 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.
2. 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.
3. Have resulted in detectable damage, or 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.
4. Have resulted or are expected to result in major property damage or destruction.
5. Have resulted or are expected to result in arrest and confinement by law enforcement personnel.
6. Have resulted in the need or meet the characteristics for behavioral services in a Behavior Focused or Intensive Behavior Residential Habilitation program.
7. Have resulted in the need for additional staffing or Behavior Assistant Services in one or more settings.
8. Have resulted in the repeated use of reactive strategies without a formal approved behavior plan.
(c) Behavioral programs or manuals implemented as group contingencies or behavior change systems, including behavioral program manuals, level systems and token economies, are implemented.
Rulemaking Authority 393.13(4)(g)3. FS. Law Implemented 393.13(4)(g)3. FS. History-New 9-23-96, Formerly 10F-4.031, 65B-4.030, Amended 4-4-12.