§3715. Persons and practices not affected
The provisions of this Chapter shall not be construed as prohibiting or restricting the practice of any of the following:
(1) Other human service professionals who are licensed, certified, or registered by the state of Louisiana, provided such individuals are working within the scope of practice of their profession and the scope of their training and competence.
(2) State-certified assistant behavior analyst or registered line technician who delivers applied behavior analysis services under the extended authority and direction of a licensed behavior analyst. Such state-certified assistant behavior analyst or registered line technician shall not represent himself as a behavior analyst.
(3) A family member or guardian of a recipient of applied behavior analysis services who implements certain applied behavior analysis procedures with the recipient under the extended authority and direction of a licensed behavior analyst or a state-certified assistant behavior analyst, who is supervised by a licensed behavior analyst. Such an individual shall not represent himself as a behavior analyst.
(4) An individual who practices with nonhumans, including applied animal behaviorists and animal trainers.
(5) An individual who provides general applied behavior analysis services to an organization, so long as those services are for the benefit of such organization and do not involve direct services to individuals.
(6) A matriculated college or university student, intern, or postdoctoral fellow whose activities are part of a defined behavior analysis program of study or supervised field or clinical experience, provided the experience is conducted under the extended authority of the university faculty member assigned to the course and supervised by a licensed behavior analyst. A student, intern, or postdoctoral fellow shall not represent himself as a behavior analyst and shall use a title that clearly indicates his training status, such as "behavior analysis student", "behavior analysis intern", "behavior analysis trainee", or other title clearly indicating such training status.
(7) An individual who teaches behavior analysis or conducts behavior analytic research, provided that such teaching or research shall not involve the delivery of direct behavior analytic services. Such individual may use the title "behavior analyst" but may not represent himself as a licensed behavior analyst or a state-certified assistant behavior analyst unless he holds one of those credentials issued by the board.
(8) An unlicensed individual pursuing experiential training in behavior analysis consistent with the licensure requirements and standards as required by the board, provided such experience is supervised by a licensed behavior analyst.
(9) An individual licensed to practice psychology within the state, so long as the applied behavior analysis services provided by the licensed psychologist are within the licensed psychologist's education, training, and expertise. This includes individuals acting under the extended authority and direction of licensed psychologists. Licensed psychologists and those acting under their extended authority are prohibited from representing themselves as behavior analysts, licensed behavior analysts, assistant behavior analysts, or state-certified assistant behavior analysts without being duly licensed or state certified.
Acts 2013, No. 351, §2; Acts 2014, No. 481, §1.