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PDFWAC 388-832-0280

What is positive behavior support and consultation?

(1) Positive behavior support and consultation is the development and implementation of programs designed to support you using:
(a) Individualized strategies for effectively relating to caregivers and other people in your life; and
(b) Direct interventions with you to decrease aggressive, destructive, sexually inappropriate, or other behaviors that compromise your ability to remain in the community.
(2) The provider of positive behavior support and consultation must be one of the following professionals contracted with the developmental disabilities administration (DDA) and be duly licensed, registered or certified as a:
(a) Counselor under chapter 18.19 RCW;
(b) Marriage and family therapist;
(c) Mental health counselor;
(d) Physician assistant working under the supervision of a psychiatrist;
(e) Polygrapher;
(f) Psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner;
(g) Psychiatrist;
(h) Psychologist;
(i) Registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN);
(j) Sex offender treatment provider; or
(k) Social worker.
(3) The following limits apply to positive behavior support and consultation:
(a) DDA and your treating professional will determine the need and amount of service you may receive, which is limited to the amount of your annual allocation.
(b) DDA may require a second opinion from a DDA-selected provider.
(c) DDA does not pay for services that are experimental or investigational under WAC 182-531-0050.
(d) Providers must not use methods that are threatening, painful, isolating, or that occur in a locked setting.
(e) Psychological testing is not allowed.
(f) Positive behavior support and consultation requires prior approval by the regional administrator or designee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.161. WSR 18-14-002, § 388-832-0280, filed 6/20/18, effective 7/21/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, and 2007 c 283. WSR 08-16-121, § 388-832-0280, filed 8/5/08, effective 9/5/08.]
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