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Telehealth Supervision

Scenario “What are the current AZ State Statutes regarding providing behavior analytic services through Telehealth? As long as the practicing Behavior Analyst holds an Arizona license, is it legal to provide all supervision through telehealth?”   Committee Input (e.g., considerations for pathways forward, potential barriers, potential solutions): More information would be needed in the above…

Refusal to Provide Documentation

Scenario “I am having a disagreement with management at my company and would like some guidance. I believe that stakeholders are entitled to their child’s treatment plan in order to know the goals that are working on and current progress. When I meet with them we discuss the goals and progress together, they sign a…

Multiple Relationship with RBT

Scenario “I work in an ABA clinic and a coworker seems to have multiple relationships with a specific RBT. They spend time in the BCBA office on down time, chatting regarding personal information/situations. Other RBT’s spend their time in the designated staff break room and do not have the same access to the BCBA office…

Self-Reporting DUI to BACB

Scenario   A Licensed BCBA was recently charged with a DUI in another state. This was a first offense, no other persons were involved, and no damage to the vehicle occurred. This incident was not related to behavior analytical services, clients, or involved in the profession in any way. This person has notified the AZ…

BCBA’s Performing Diagnostics

Scenario “There has been an uptick in ABA agencies posting that they will diagnose children with Autism if the child does not already have a diagnosis. I’m concerned about the field confusing competence within a scope with receiving some continuing education in another area. There are only a few levels of physicians that can diagnose…

Systemic Supervision Concern – Clients & RBTs

Scenario “We have been getting numerous ABA Technician applicants who have left a local ABA provider (non BCBA owned). All of them tell similar stories about the lack of supervision and training. All of them report there is only 1 BCBA who works remotely and the clinic goes without a BCBA for 2 weeks at…

Naptime

Scenario “Nap time while in center. Some of our early learner still require naps. The concern is that as the client is napping, the company is not billing during nap time which clinicians believe is consider a dual relationship as it is “babysitting” while the client is sleeping.” Possible solutions: Sending the client home.. Ending…

Caseload Concerns

Scenario “The company I work for assigns caseloads of 12-14 patients per BCBA. 14 would be for BCBAs that have a masters level student working under them in a mentorship program. My ethical dilemma is that I do not feel I am able to give my patients the full service that I have prescribed, and…

Client Assessment & Discontinuation

Scenario “BCBA recently had clinic administration call parents of early learner to pick up during a tantrum and discharged child with a referral to get a “mental health evaluation”. No behavior data was taken and no assessment of the tantrum behaviors. Behaviors were typical of an early learner starting ABA services.” Committee Input (e.g., considerations…

Do we have any ethical guidelines regarding shared work spaces among two companies that provide similar ABA services in a private property?

Scenario Work space sharing is becoming an efficient way to share resources among hospitals and other business models. Do we have any ethical guidelines regarding shared work spaces among two companies that provide similar ABA services in a private property? We can address the confidentiality issues but we wanted to make sure we did our…

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