To qualify as a level I provider, a person must:
1. Be employed by an EIDBI provider agency
2. Have either:
• At least 2,000 hours of clinical experience and/or training in the examination and/or treatment of people with ASD or a related condition
• Completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework at an accredited university; coursework must be documented and in one or more of the following areas: ASD or related condition diagnostics, ASD or related condition treatment strategies, or child development.
In addition to these two qualifications, a person also must meet at least one of the following sets of requirements:
1. The person both:
• Has a doctorate or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or related fields (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)
• Is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral™ (BCBA-D™) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®).
2. The person both:
• Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)
• Is certified in one of the DHS-recognized treatment modalities.
The level I 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 individual treatment plan (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
• Perform all of the clinical supervision functions required by his or her professional licensing board and as defined in the EIDBI Policy Manual
• 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 II and 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.