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§ 17-6A-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6a. Behavior Analysts (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2014
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-6A-01
§ 17-6A-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Committee” means the Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee established under § 17-6A-05 of this subtitle.
(c) “License” means a license issued by the Board to practice behavior analysis.
Licensed behavior analyst
(d) “Licensed behavior analyst” means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice behavior analysis.
(e) “Licensee” means a licensed behavior analyst.
Practice of behavior analysis
(f)(1) “Practice of behavior analysis” means the design, implementation, and evaluation of systematic instructional and environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior.
(2) “Practice of behavior analysis” includes:
(i) The empirical identification of functional relations between behavior and environmental factors, known as functional assessment and analysis; and
(ii) Interventions based on scientific research and the direct observation and measurement of behavior and environment.
(3) “Practice of behavior analysis” does not include psychological testing, diagnosis of a mental or physical disorder, neuropsychology, psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, sex therapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, counseling, or any subdiscipline of psychology as treatment modalities.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 328, § 2, eff. July 1, 2014.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-6A-01, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-6A-01
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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