MNABA, as an organization, is working to support bills that will establish licensure for behavior analysts in Minnesota.
Why is licensure important to Minnesotans?
A bill that licenses behavior analysts will create protections for members of the public who receive behavior analytic services by creating more oversight and establishing state-level credentials for the minimum level of competency required to deliver behavior analytic services. Currently, there are no such standards in the state of Minnesota that guarantee all members of the public a basic level of service quality. MNABA is working to change that.
A bill that licenses behavior analysts will also ensure that more people have access to behavior analytic services, while still maintaining the quality of services as the field grows. MNABA believes and supports that all people deserve to have access to high quality behavior analytic services, for those that choose to receive ABA therapy. Currently, there is a large deficit in the number of individuals who need and desire behavior analytic services and the number of service providers who are currently eligible to provide those services.
How do I know what bills to watch?
We have a page on our website dedicated to tracking what bills are currently in the Minnesota legislature that relate to the delivery of behavior analytic services.
Click here to visit our "Bills we're watching page" for more information.