WSR 17-17-020
[Filed August 7, 2017, 10:56 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-805 WAC, Applied behavior analysis, the department is considering rules to address temporary licensure for licensed behavior analysts, licensed assistant behavior analysts and certified behavior technicians.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.380 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of health (department) adopted rules on April 27, 2017, to create three new applied behavior analysis (ABA) credentials: Licensed behavior analyst, licensed assistant behavior analyst, and certified behavior technician. The department is considering rules defining the requirements to obtain a temporary ABA credential, including fees, and the duration of the credential as authorized by chapter 18.380 RCW. Setting standards for temporary licensing will allow out-of-state ABA providers to support continuity of care or any increase of demand for ABA services to be provided to clients.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 by contacting Brett Lorentson, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4611, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
August 4, 2017
Jessica Todorovich
Chief of Staff for
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH