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65-7503. Same; licensure required to practice applied behavior analysis; exceptions. (a) On or after July 1, 2016, no person shall practice applied behavior analysis in this state unless they are:

(1) Licensed behavior analysts;

(2) licensed assistant behavior analysts working under the supervision of a licensed behavior analyst;

(3) an individual who has a bachelor's or graduate degree and completed course work for licensure as a behavior analyst and is obtaining supervised field experience under a licensed behavior analyst pursuant to required supervised work experience for licensure at the behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst level; or

(4) licensed psychologists practicing within the rules and standards of practice for psychologists in the state of Kansas and whose practice is commensurate with their level of training and experience.

(b) The licensing requirements of subsection (a) shall not apply to any person:

(1) Licensed by the board who practices any component of applied behavior analysis within the scope of such person's license and scope of practice as required by law;

(2) who provides services under the individuals with disabilities education act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.;

(3) who provides services under § 504 of the federal rehabilitation act of 1973, 20 U.S.C. § 794;

(4) is enrolled in a course of study at a recognized educational institution through which such person provides applied behavior analysis as part of supervised clinical experience;

(5) who is an autism specialist, an intensive individual service provider or any other individual qualified to provide services under the home and community based services autism waiver administered by the Kansas department for aging and disability services;

(6) who is an occupational therapist licensed by the state board of healing arts, acting within the scope of such person's license and scope of practice as required by law; or

(7) who is a speech-language pathologist or audiologist licensed by the Kansas department for aging and disability services, acting within the scope of such person's license and scope of practice as required by law.

(c) The board shall not issue a license under this act until the license applicant provides proof that such applicant has met the certification requirements of a certifying entity.

History: L. 2014, ch. 62, § 4; July 1.

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