Florida Behavior Analysts Need Support for Our Licensure Bill!

State Senator Aaron Bean and State Representative Patrick Rooney have filed bills to preserve behavior analysts’ right to practice and to protect Floridians from unqualified, unprofessional, or unethical practitioners!

The bills have passed our first four committee hearings. We are now working on getting on the agenda for the Senate Appropriations Committee. We need your help finding BCBA’s and consumer or parents of consumers who know a member of the committee.If you know someone, please email their name, phone number and email to Gretchen Thwing -- thwingg@advoserv.com and Mary Riordan mmriordan@me.com before 4/19/14. Do not contact the senator’s yet, just send us the contact information so that if we need them to call, we have the information.

To identify your legislator go to http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx

History of the Bill

Click here to track the history of the bill on the house side

Click here for a history of the bill on the senate side

You can watch the video of the committee hearings!

3/24/14 House Health Quality Subcommittee (start at approx. 6 minutes) http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/32414-house-health-quality-subcommittee/

4/1/2014 Senate Health Policy Committee (start at 1:59) http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/4114-senate-health-policy-committee/

4/8/2014 House Health Care Appropriations (start about minute 30) http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/4814-house-health-care-appropriations-

4/10/14 – Senate Regulated Industries (start at minute 25) http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/41014-senate-regulated-industries-comm

Fellow behavior analysts and potentially vulnerable consumers of services very much appreciate your help in this matter!

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