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Level II provider qualifications, roles and responsibilities

Date posted: 2/17/17

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Legal authority

CMS-approved state plan amendment (PDF), Minn. Stat. §256B.0949

Qualifications

To qualify as a level II provider, a person must be employed by an EIDBI provider agency and meet at least one of the following sets of requirements:

1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or child development science, or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy), and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • • Have at least 2,000 hours of clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of people with ASD or a related condition
  • • Have completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework at an accredited university; coursework must be documented and in one of the following areas: ASD or related condition diagnostics, ASD or related condition treatment strategies, or child development
  • • Be a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®).
  • 2. Have both:

  • • An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral or child development science, or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)
  • At least 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience delivering treatment to people with ASD or a related condition; hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide or an EIDBI level III provider may be included in the required hours of experience.
  • 3. Have at least 6,000 hours of supervised clinical experience delivering treatment to people with ASD or a related condition; hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide, personal care assistant (PCA) or an EIDBI level III provider may be included in the required hours of experience.

    4. Be both:

  • • A graduate student in a behavioral or child development science, or related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)
  • Formally assigned by an accredited college or university to an EIDBI provider agency for clinical training with people with ASD or related conditions, and receiving clinical supervision from a QSP affiliated with the agency.
  • 5. Meet all of the following requirements:

  • • Be age 18 or older
  • • Be fluent in a non-English language to which at least 50 percent of the provider agency’s clients speak
  • • Has completed the EIDBI level III provider training requirements
  • • Receive observation and direction from a QSP or qualified Level I provider at least once a week until he or she meets 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • Roles and responsibilities

    A level II provider must:

  • • Assure that the individual treatment plan (ITP) and all services provided take into consideration the person and family’s values, goals, preferences, culture and language
  • Document all services provided in the person’s case notes and/or health care record as specified in the EIDBI Policy Manual
  • • Participate in developing and modifying the person’s ITP
  • • Participate in monitoring the person’s progress on targeted goals and objectives, and treatment outcomes (including data collection)
  • • Participate in the person’s coordinated care conference, as determined by the QSP and requested by the parent/primary caregiver
  • • Provide family/caregiver training and counseling, as determined by the QSP and identified in the person’s ITP
  • • Provide intervention observation and direction to level III providers, as determined by the QSP and identified in the person’s ITP
  • • Provide intervention services as determined necessary in the CMDE and identified in the person’s ITP, with fidelity to the treatment method or modality necessary to promote progress on targeted goals and objectives
  • • Receive required clinical supervision and intervention observation and direction as identified in the person’s ITP.
  • Enroll with MHCP as a level II provider

    For information about how to enroll with Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) as a level II provider, see MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment.

    Additional resources

    EIDBI – Clinical supervision
    EIDBI – Intervention observation and direction

    EIDBI – Overview of EIDBI providers

    Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®)

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