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Level I 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 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 (Note: 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 one of these qualifications, a person also must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • • Have a doctoral 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)
  • • Be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral™ (BCBA-D™) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®)
  • • Have 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, etc.) and advanced certification in one of the DHS-recognized treatment modalities.
  • • Be a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) and have 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience that meets all registration, supervision and continuing education requirements of the certification.
  • Roles and responsibilities

    The Level I 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 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 qualified supervising professional (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.
  • Enroll with MHCP as a Level I provider

    For information about how to enroll with Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) as a Level I 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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