Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for ABA Technicians and QASP®s
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF ABA TECHNICIAN AND QASP®.
The ABA Technician and the QASP® maintains the high standards of professional behavior.
a. ABA Technicians and QASP®s will provide services only under supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or other qualified licensed or certified professional within this scope of practice in Behavioral Health Services and Applied Behavior Analysis.
b. ABA Technicians and QASP®s must receive a minimum of one hour of documented clinical supervision per month from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or other qualified licensed or certified professional within this scope of practice in Behavioral Health Services and Applied Behavior Analysis.
c. ABA Technician and QASP®s must also follow any other professional body code of ethics and supervision as required by any other license, certification, or membership held and as governed and established by law, institutional rules, or professional or scientific relationships.
1.2. Professional Development
ABA Technicians and QASP®s will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development and upon renewal will be expected to pass a recertification exam that may contain any new evidenced based research, strategies, and other new information as it relates to applied behavior analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related intellectual disabilities.
a. ABAT®s and QASP®s will always demonstrate trustworthiness, honesty, fairness, and sincerity
b. The activity of a ABAT® and QASP® falls under these Guidelines only if the activity is part of his or her work related functions.
1.4. Professional Relationships
a. ABAT® and QASP®s will follow the QABA Non-Discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy
b. ABAT® and QASP®s will refrain from conducts and acts which can be construed to be unprofessional by general ethical standards of practice.
b. By understanding what advocacy is and is not, the ABAT® and QASP® can be sure to be most effective and maintain professional boundaries while maximizing an individual’s independence and self reliance
2. THE ABA TECHNICIAN AND QASP® RESPONSIBILITY TO INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING SERVICES
The ABAT® and QASP® will ensure as practitioners to use person-centered approaches to empower those individuals receiving services to have a voice in the planning process and to actively shape their future.
2.1. Maintaining Confidentiality
a. ABAT® and QASP®s will adhere to the objectives of HIPAA, in particular the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule and all other legal and ethical requirements regarding client confidentiality.
b. ABAT® and QASP®s will maintain client confidentiality and know the exceptions to client confidentiality.
2.2 Obligations as a mandated reporter
ABAT®s and QASP®s will be familiar with applicable state and federal reporting requirements in regard to reporting suspected or known child, elder adult, and dependent adult abuse or neglect.
3. THE ABA TECHNICIAN AND QASP® ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR PROVIDING SERVICES
3.1. Being Familiar with These Guidelines
ABAT® and QASP®s promise to follow the code of ethics as outlined by the QABA® Board. Unfamiliarity or lack of knowledge of the ABAT® and QASP® Code of conduct is not justifiable should a grievance be filed in regards to misconduct of a ABAT® or QASP®.
3.2 Ethical Dilemmas
All ethical dilemmas should immediately brought to the supervisors attention. With exception of all applicable state and federal reporting laws in regards to reporting suspected or known child, elder adult, and dependent adult abuse or neglect ethical dilemmas may be brought to the QABA® Board for review.