The Board proposes the development of rules to address the coursework, training, qualifications and experience of physicians to evaluate and treat sex offenders.  


  • RULE NO: RULE TITLE
    64B15-14.011: Requirements To Be a Qualified Practitioner For Completing Risk Assessments and Treatment of Sexual Offenders
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the development of rules to address the coursework, training, qualifications and experience of physicians to evaluate and treat sex offenders.
    SUMMARY: Rules to address the coursework, training, qualifications and experience of physicians to evaluate and treat sex offenders are established.
    SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
    SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 947.005(9), 948.001(6), 459.005 FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 947.005, 948.30 FS.
    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Pamela King, Executive Director, Board of Osteopathic Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3256

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    64B15-14.011 Requirements to be a Qualified Practitioner for completing Risk Assessments and Treatment of Sexual Offenders.

    (1) In order to be a qualified practitioner for completing risk assessments for sexual offenders, one must hold an active license under Chapter 459, Florida Statutes, and be specialty board certified or board eligible in psychiatry.

    (2) A qualified practitioner under this rule shall possess 55 hours of education from an accredited medical training program or AMA, AOA or ACGME programs, completed 5 years prior to approval as a qualified treatment provider in the following core areas:

    (a) Etiology of sexual deviance;

    (b) Evaluation/risk assessment and treatment of adult and adolescent sexual offenders that have established scientific bases;

    (c) Evaluation/risk assessment and treatment of specialized populations of sexual offenders (i.e. female & developmentally delayed)

    (d) Sexual offenders and relevant DSM-IV diagnosis;

    (e) Safety planning/Family Safety planning;

    (f) Report writing;

    (g) Legal and ethical issues in the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders;

    (i) Collateral sources;

    (i) Co-morbidity and substance abuse issues

    (j) Relapse prevention;

    (3) Possess 500 hours in the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders

    (4) A qualified practitioner under this rule must complete 20 hours of biennial continuing education in the assessment, evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders; relapse prevention, experience and training in working with victims; and related legal and ethical issues.

    Specific Authority 947.005(9), 948.001(6), 459.005 FS. Law Implemented 947.005, 948.30 FS. History–New_______.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Board of Osteopathic Medicine
    NAME OF SUPERVISOR OR PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Board of Osteopathic Medicine
    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: May 18, 2006
    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAW: March 10, 2006

Document Information

Comments Open:
7/28/2006
Summary:
Rules to address the coursework, training, qualifications and experience of physicians to evaluate and treat sex offenders are established.
Purpose:
The Board proposes the development of rules to address the coursework, training, qualifications and experience of physicians to evaluate and treat sex offenders.
Rulemaking Authority:
947.005(9), 948.001(6), 459.005 FS.
Law:
947.005, 948.30 FS.
Contact:
Pamela King, Executive Director, Board of Osteopathic Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3256
Related Rules: (1)
64B15-14.011. Qualifications of Physicians Who Evaluate and Treat Sex Offenders