Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 337
Psychologists--Professional Counselors--Social Workers
Section 337.310

August 28, 2013


Board powers and duties.

337.310. 1. The behavior analyst advisory board is authorized to:

(1) Review all applications for licensure, provisional licensure, and temporary licensure for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts and any supporting documentation submitted with the application to the committee and make recommendations to the committee regarding the resolution of the application;

(2) Review all complaints made relating to the practice of behavior analysis and make recommendations to the committee regarding investigation of the complaint, referral for discipline or other resolution of the complaint; and

(3) Review any entities responsible for certifying behavior analysts and make recommendations to the committee as to approval or disapproval of the certifying entity based on qualifications established by the committee.

2. The board shall recommend to the committee rules to be promulgated pertaining to:

(1) The form and content of license applications required and the procedures for filing an application for an initial, provisional temporary or renewal license in this state;

(2) The establishment of fees;

(3) The educational and training requirements for licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts;

(4) The roles, responsibilities, and duties of licensed behavior analysts, licensed assistant behavior analysts, provisionally licensed behavior analysts, provisionally licensed assistant behavior analysts, temporary licensed behavior analysts, and temporary licensed assistant behavior analysts;

(5) The characteristics of supervision and supervised clinical practicum experience for licensed behavior analyst, licensed assistant behavior analyst, provisionally licensed behavior analysts, provisionally licensed assistant behavior analysts, temporary licensed behavior analysts, and temporary licensed assistant behavior analysts;

(6) The supervision of licensed assistant behavior analysts, provisionally licensed behavior analysts, provisionally licensed assistant behavior analysts, temporary licensed behavior analysts, and temporary licensed assistant behavior analysts;

(7) The requirements for continuing education for licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts;

(8) A code of conduct; and

(9) Any other policies or procedures necessary to the fulfillment of the requirements of sections 337.300 to 337.345.

3. Only after the board's recommendation and approval by majority vote may the committee make any final decisions related to licensing, rules and regulations, complaint resolution, approval of certifying entities or any actions bearing upon the practice of applied behavior analysis unless otherwise authorized by sections 337.300 to 337.345.

4. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2010, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2010 H.B. 1311 & 1341, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1563)


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