N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.4 - Psychological services

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Psychological services shall be provided, either by employees of the facility or through community based providers.
(b) Psychological services shall include the use of non-aversive and/or aversive techniques to modify behavior. They shall be grouped according to the presumed level of aversiveness as follows:
1. Level I shall include non-aversive techniques that include, but are not limited to: differential reinforcement of alternate behavior, communication behavior, higher rates of behavior, lower rates of behavior, and incompatible behavior; stimulus control/change; sensory stimulation; pointed praise; relaxation training; correction with verbal prompts; extinction; and time out from positive reinforcement, not to exceed five minutes.
2. Level II shall include techniques that are presumed to be mildly aversive and/or restrictive in nature, including, but not limited to: correction utilizing physical prompts; response costs; negative practice; and time out from positive reinforcement not to exceed 15 minutes.
3. Level III shall include techniques that are presumed to be more aversive and/or restrictive than Level II techniques and which place the person at increased risk which include, but are not limited to: aversive stimulation, manual restraint, meal modification, mechanical restraint, overcorrection with or without positive practice, response cost including personal property or community activities, sensory masking, time out utilizing any techniques not found in Levels I and II, and time out from positive reinforcement in a designated room.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.4

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