Updated: 6 days ago
During summer of 2022, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the Applied Behavior Analysis licensure law. Early June 2023, the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee was selected and is currently setting up the board that will issue licenses. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Committee is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Currently, insurance companies are setting the standard for who can provide ABA services to beneficiaries. They have wholly determined that only BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) are the only qualified healthcare providers which protects their beneficiaries from unqualified people providing services. However, some people are paying out of pocket for services for their children and are not protected from unqualified providers.
Providers should be able to get licensed closer to the end of the year or early 2024.