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HB 344 (BR 425) - J. Greer, F. Steele, S. Santoro

     AN ACT relating to applied behavior analysts.
     Amend KRS 319C.010 to clarify definitions and substitute "analytic" for "analysis" where appropriate; change the name of the board that licenses practitioners of applied behavior analysis to the "Kentucky Analytic Licensing Board" and change "board" to "licensing board" in the definition list; delete the definition of "supervisee" and define "registered behavior technician" to conform to a new classification established by the national certification board; amend KRS 319C.020 to expand the behavior analysis terms that are protected by licensure; amend KRS 319C.030, 319C.040, 319C.050, 319C.060 and 319C.070 to conform to the definition changes; amend KRS 319C.080 to establish the licensing procedure and requirements for registered behavior technicians; amend KRS 319C.090 to conform to the definition changes; amend KRS 319C.100, 319C.110, 319C.120, 319C.130, and 319C.140 to conform; amend KRS 645.020 to include board-certified and licensed behavior analysts in the definition of "mental health professional" for purposes of the Mental Health Act of the Unified Juvenile Code.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except delete behavior specialist and behavioral specialists from the list of protected titles and substitute a prohibition on indicating one is practicing behavior analysis if not licensed; delete language relating to the initial and subsequent boards and retain the language for the membership and terms of board members; delete the amendment to KRS 645.020, which added a board certified licensed behavior analyst to the definition of “mental health professional” for purposes of the Juvenile Code, KRS Chapter 600; add a special effective date of September 15, 2014, for sections 5 to 11 of the Act, relating to registration of behavior technicians.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 24-reassigned to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 4, 2014
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-received in Senate
     Mar 7-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 21-taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S); 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 24-taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S); 2nd reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

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