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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org and Mary Riordan email@example.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
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