Nevada Mental Health

Sec. § 437.200
Application and fee; investigation of applicant.


1.

Each person desiring a license as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst or registration as a registered behavior technician must:

(a)

Make application to the Division upon a form and in a manner prescribed by the Division. The application must be accompanied by the application fee prescribed by the Board pursuant to NRS 437.140 and include all information required to complete the application.

(b)

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, as part of the application and at his or her own expense:

(1)

Arrange to have a complete set of fingerprints taken by a law enforcement agency or other authorized entity acceptable to the Division; and

(2)

Submit to the Division:
(I) A complete set of fingerprints and written permission authorizing the Division to forward the fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a report on the applicant’s background, and to such other law enforcement agencies as the Division deems necessary for a report on the applicant’s background; or
(II) Written verification, on a form prescribed by the Division, stating that the set of fingerprints of the applicant was taken and directly forwarded electronically or by other means to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and that the applicant provided written permission authorizing the law enforcement agency or other authorized entity taking the fingerprints to submit the fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a report on the applicant’s background, and to such other law enforcement agencies as the Division deems necessary for a report on the applicant’s background.

2.

The Division may:

(a)

Unless the applicant’s fingerprints are directly forwarded pursuant to sub-subparagraph (II) of subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1, submit those fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to such other law enforcement agencies as the Division deems necessary; and

(b)

Request from each agency to which the Division submits the fingerprints any information regarding the applicant’s background as the Division deems necessary.

3.

An applicant for registration as a registered behavior technician is not required to comply with paragraph (b) of subsection 1 if he or she submits to the Division verification from a supervising psychologist, behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst that:

(a)

Within 6 months immediately preceding the date on which the application was submitted, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc., or its successor organization, determined the applicant to be eligible for registration as a registered behavior technician; and

(b)

It is the policy of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc., or its successor organization, to conduct an investigation into the criminal background of an applicant for registration as a registered behavior technician or an equivalent credential that includes the submission of fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

4.

An application is not considered complete and received for purposes of evaluation pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 437.205 until the Division receives:

(a)

A complete set of fingerprints or verification that the fingerprints have been forwarded electronically or by other means to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History, and written authorization from the applicant pursuant to this section; or

(b)

If the application is for registration as a registered behavior technician, the documentation described in subsection 3.
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Feb. 5, 2021