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Level II provider qualifications, roles and responsibilities

Date posted: 2/17/17

Date reviewed:

Date updated: 12/22/17

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, etc.), and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • • Have at least 1,000 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 (Note: Coursework must be documented 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®)
  • • Be a registered behavior technician® (RBT®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®)
  • • Be certified in one of the other treatment modalities recognized by DHS (See EIDBI Manual – Treatment modalities).
  • 2. Meet all the following requirements:

  • • Be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral or child development sciences or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • • Receive observation and direction from a qualified supervising professional (QSP) or Level I treatment provider at least twice per month until meeting 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • 3. 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, etc.)
  • At least 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience delivering treatment to people with ASD or a related condition (You can include hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide or an EIDBI Level III provider as required hours of experience).
  • 4. Have at least 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience delivering treatment to people with ASD or a related condition. You can include hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide, personal care assistant (PCA) or an EIDBI Level III provider as required hours of experience.

    5. Be both:

  • • A graduate student in a behavioral or child development science or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • 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.
  • 6. Meet all of the following requirements:

  • • Be 18 years or older
  • • Be fluent in a non-English language
  • • Have completed the EIDBI Level III provider training requirements
  • • Receive observation and direction from a QSP or qualified Level I provider at least once per week until he or she meets 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • Roles and responsibilities

    A Level II provider must:

  • • Ensure the individual treatment plan (ITP) and all services provided take into consideration the person’s and family’s values, goals, preferences, culture and language
  • Document all services provided in the person’s case notes and/or health care plan as specified in EIDBI – Health service records
  • • 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 comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation (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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