Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-05-.01 - DEFINITIONS

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 attention.
(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 analysis.
(4) B.A.C.B - Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
(5) BCaBA - Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
(6) BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
(7) BCBA-D - Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral.
(8) Board - Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology.
(9) Certifying entity - Nationally accredited behavior analyst certification board or its successor.
(10) Commissioner - The Commissioner of the Department of Health or his/her designee.
(11) Committee - The Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee.
(12) Committee 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 Health.
(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 genders.
(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 process.
(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.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-05-.01
Original rule filed March 23, 2017; effective 6/21/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-11-302, 63-11-303, 63-11-304, 63-11-305, 63-11-307, 63-11-308, and 63-11-311.

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