SB 322, as introduced, Price. Applied behavioral analysis therapists: certification.
Existing law defines “applied behavioral analysis,” for purposes of provisions governing services for the developmentally disabled, to mean the design, implementation, and evaluation of systematic instructional and environmental modifications to promote positive social behavior and reduce or ameliorate behaviors that interfere with learning and social interaction. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts practitioners, including, but not limited to, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, educational psychologists, and professional clinical counselors, by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Consumer Affairs.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide for the certification of applied behavioral analysis therapists.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation to provide for the certification of applied behavioral