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Kansas Licensure Requirements

Sam Brownback Governor

Max L. Foster, Jr. Executive Director
700 SW Harrison St. Suite 420 Topeka, KS 66603-3929

(785) 296-3240

Fax (785)296-3112

www.ksbsrb.ks.gov

MEMORANDUM
To: Behavior Analysts Assistant Behavior Analysts
From: Max L. Foster, Jr., Executive Director Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Subject: Kansas Licensure Requirements
Date: July 26, 2016
The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you that recent legislation passed by the Kansas Legislature requires that effective July 1, 2016 all Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts who deliver applied behavior analysis services in the state of Kansas must now be licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). To qualify for licensure in Kansas, applicants must be certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

The licensure application – along with the statutes and regulations - may be found on our website at www.ksbsrb.ks.gov. Toward the top of the home page you will see the “Professions” tab. Click on this tab and select “Behavior Analysts.” In the center of the page you will find the link for the licensure application. This application will be used for both levels of licensure. Please complete the application in its entirety.

All application materials must be submitted to our office no later than September 30, 2016. If you have questions concerning licensure, please feel free to contact our office at 785-296-3240. Ms. Joan Hahn is the BSRB staff member who will review your application.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Congratulations on receiving licensure status in the state of Kansas. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Updates

Informational Memo

From: Brandt Haehn, Commissioner Community Services and Programs (CSP), Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)
Date: May 12, 2017
Re: KCART Autism Training Informational Memorandum

Effective July 1, 2017 KDADS will no longer be contracting with KU to provide KCART training. As such, this memorandum is provides an update on the status of the State Approved Training for the following HCBS autism waiver services:

Respite care providers can access the following trainings to meet the state approved training requirement.

  1. Complete the KCART respite care training. Access to this training would be provided by KCART and the cost would be negotiated between the provider and KCART
  2. Complete the registered behavior technician (RBT) training provided by the Institute for Behavioral Training, Information on RBT standards can be found here https://bacb.com/rbt.
  3. Request access to the College of Direct Suppo1ts autism training via KDADS. This training is free of charge. Please contact samuel.philbern@ks.gov to establish access.
  4. Request in writing to the KDADS program manager an alternate training the provider feels would meet the training requirement for this service, Such request should be made to samuel.philbern@ks.gov.

Parent support and training (peer to peer) providers can access the following trainings to meet the state approved training requirement.

  1. Complete the KCART parent support and training (peer to peer) provider training, Access to this training would be provided by KCART and cost would be negotiated between the provider and KCART.
  2. Complete the registered behavior technician (RBT) training provided by the Institute for Behavioral Training. Information on RBT standards can be found here https://bacb.com/rbt.
  3. Request access to the College of Direct Supports autism training via KDADS. This training is free of charge. Please contact samuel.philbern@ks.gov to establish access.
  4. Request in writing to the KDADS program manager an alternate training the provider feels would meet the training requirement for this service. Such request should be made to samuel.philbern@ks.gov.

Intensive individual supports (IIS) providers can access the following trainings to meet the state approved training requirement.

  1. Complete the KCART intensive individual support provider training. Access to this training would be provided by KCART and the cost would be negotiated between the provider and KCART.
  2. Complete the registered behavior technician (RBT) training provided by the Institute for Behavioral Training. Information on RBT standards can be found here https://bacb.com/rbt.
  3. Request in writing to the KDADS program manager an alternate training the provider feels would meet the training requirement for this service. Such request should be made to samuel.philbern@ks.gov.

Consultative Clinical and Therapeutic Services (Autism Specialist) providers can access the following trainings to meet the state approved training requirement.

  1. Individuals with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) licensure are not required to complete KCART training to become a qualified provider.
  2. Complete the KCART autism specialist provider training. Access to this training would be provided by KCART and the cost would be negotiated between the provider and KCART.
  3. Complete the registered behavior technician (RBT) training provided by the Institute for Behavioral Training. Information on RBT standards can be found here https://bacb.com/rbt.
  4. Request in writing to the KDADS program manager an alternate training the provider feels would meet the training requirement for this service. Such request should be made to samuel.philbern@ks.gov.

If you have additional requests please contact samuel.philbern@ks.gov.

For additional information on KCART trainings please contact KCART directly at autismtraining@kumc.edu or 913-945-6602.

Sincerely,


Brandt Haehn
Commissioner-Community Services and Programs
Kansas Depaiiment of Aging and Disability Services


Response to KCART Memo

Hello IBT friends and families,

This morning, we received a memo regarding a change in training requirements for providers working with Kansas Medicaid. One of the changes is very concerning (the Autism Specialist credential) as it can significantly impact the quality of services families receive through the Kansas Autism Waiver. I am emailing you to ask for your help in contacting your legislatures and KDADS/KDHE about this change to fight back. This change is a step backwards for families affected by autism in thee state. Please see the attached memo regarding the changes in autism specialist credentials at the state. The training requirement is insufficient for an individual who is expected to supervise and train other service providers or develop a competent treatment plan.

If you can take a few minutes from your day, this is what you can do to help.

Write your legislature (find them on this page under "Find your legislator"): http://www.kslegislature.org/li/)

Send the same email to the following individuals letting them know you do not support this change:

The email I sent this morning is attached for your reference. Please take the time to advocate for quality services for all children in Kansas.


Katrina Ostmeyer, PhD, BCBA, LMLP, TLP
Associate Executive Director
Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc.


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