Behavior Analysts In Public Schools
The bill requires an administrative unit to allow a behavior analyst to provide medically necessary services to a student during school hours if the student's parent or legal guardian requests such services.
The bill requires each administrative unit to adopt a policy
that outlines certain requirements for a behavior analyst who is providing services in a school setting and parents who request the services of a behavior analyst. An administrative unit may establish consequences for a behavior analyst for failure to comply with the administrative unit's policy no later than July 1, 2021, concerning behavior analysts providing medically necessary services to a student during school hours. Prior to adopting the policy, each school district board of education shall solicit and receive input from parents and community members and discuss, in public at a regularly scheduled meeting of the school district board of education, behavior analysts providing medically necessary services to a student during school hours. The policy must be posted and made publicly available on the school district's website. The bill requires each administrative unit to establish reporting requirements and prohibits an administrative unit from entering into a contract or an exclusive agreement with a behavior analyst that prohibits the parent or legal guardian from choosing a behavior analyst for the student.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)