WSR 17-13-128
[Filed June 21, 2017, 11:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-805 WAC, Applied behavior analysis, the department is considering new rule sections to address continuing education requirements for certified behavior technicians, licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.380.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The secretary recently adopted rules to create three new applied behavior analysis (ABA) credentials: Licensed behavior analyst, licensed assistant behavior analyst, and certified behavior technician. The department is now considering whether to adopt continuing education requirements for these three credentials, as authorized by RCW 18.380.110. Continuing education is intended to enhance the professional competency of ABA providers.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies have been identified that regulate this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may request to receive notices of rule development workshops and other rule-making activities or send comments by contacting Brett Lorentson, Program Manager, Department of Health, Applied Behavior Analysis, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4611, fax (360) 236-2901, email
June 21, 2017
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH