As used in these rules, the following terms and acronyms shall
have the following meaning ascribed to them:
(1) Advertising - Informational communication
to the public in any manner to attract public attention to the practice of
Behavior Analysts. Such communication includes, but is not limited to, business
solicitation, with or without limiting qualifications, in a card, sign or
device issued to a person; in a sign or marking in or on any building; or, in
any newspaper, magazine, directory or other printed matter. Advertising also
includes business solicitations communicated by individuals or radio, video or
television broadcasting, or other means designed to secure public
(2) Applicant - Any
individual seeking licensure by the Committee who has submitted an official
application and paid the application fee.
(3) Applied Behavior Analysis - The design,
implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications by a behavior
analyst to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior. It
includes the empirical identification of functional relations between behavior
and environmental factors, known as functional assessment and
(4) B.A.C.B - Behavior
Analyst Certification Board.
BCaBA - Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
(6) BCBA - Board Certified Behavior
(7) BCBA-D - Board
Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral.
(8) Board - Tennessee Board of Examiners in
(9) Certifying entity -
Nationally accredited behavior analyst certification board or its
(10) Commissioner - The
Commissioner of the Department of Health or his/her designee.
(11) Committee - The Applied Behavior Analyst
Administrative Office - The office of the administrator assigned to the
Committee located at 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243.
(13) Committee Designee/Consultant - Any
person who has received a delegation of authority from the Committee to perform
Committee functions subject to review and ratification by the Committee and
Board where provided by these rules.
(14) Department - Tennessee Department of
(15) Division - Division of
Health Related Boards, Tennessee Department of Health, from which the Committee
receives administrative support.
(16) Fee - Money, gifts, services or anything
of value offered or received as compensation in return for rendering services;
this also includes the required application fees.
(17) Good Moral Character - The quality of
being well regarded in professional ethics.
(18) Health Related Boards ("HRB") - The
Division of Health Related Boards, Tennessee Department of Health, from which
the Board receives administrative support.
(19) He/she, him/her - When "he" appears in
the text of these rules, the word represents both the feminine and masculine
(20) LBA and LABA -
Licensed Behavior Analyst and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst.
(21) License - The document issued by the
Committee to an applicant who has successfully completed the licensure
(22) Licensee - Any
person, who holds a current, lawfully issued license to practice as a Licensed
Assistant Behavior Analyst or Licensed Behavior Analyst.
(23) Retirement - Voluntary deactivation of
the Committee-issued license.