BACB ethics code

Javier is a BCBA who works at a large agency with multiple departments that provide various_x000D_
behavior-based services to individuals with intellectual disabilities including: ABA-based_x000D_
treatments, parent support groups, family therapy, and respite services. Javier received an audit_x000D_
from the funding source for one of the individuals on his caseload. In reviewing his_x000D_
documentation and the billing information submitted; Javier noticed consistent weekly_x000D_
occurrences where his company billed for ABA-based services that were not provided to the_x000D_
individual. In researching the discrepancy, Javier found that the company did provide respite_x000D_
services (which are not part of the family’s authorized funding) and those respite services were_x000D_
billed as ABA-based treatment. Javier knows how much the family has benefited from the_x000D_
support and relief the respite services have provided._x000D_
Submission instructions_x000D_
1. Type your response in a Microsoft Word document. You will submit this document_x000D_
in the Module 7 Billing Scenario Assignment Folder in eLearning._x000D_
Include the following information:_x000D_
• Your Name_x000D_
• What ethical codes should Javier consider when determining the best course_x000D_
of action to take in this scenario? List all applicable ethics codes_x000D_
• Provide the rationale for the chosen code(s) and if you believe a violation has_x000D_
• Identify factors that may have led to the current scenario and strategies that_x000D_
could have prevented the scenario from occurring._x000D_
• Given the scenario, describe an ethical course of action moving forward_x000D_
(include potential risk factors and areas that may require continued_x000D_
• If you were Javier’s supervisor, and he brought this to you, how would you_x000D_
respond and make changes to prevent this occurring within the organization_x000D_
moving forward?

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