Section 950-1-3-.13 - Aversive Techniques (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 950-1-3-.13. Aversive Techniques

(1) For adolescents in treatment for sex offenses, non-aversive procedures are always to be the first intervention trial. Only in circumstances in which non-aversive procedures have not been effective in reducing deviant arousal, should aversive procedures be considered. Prior to implementing any aversive control procedure, providers should consult with other providers to obtain verification for the necessity and appropriateness of the planned intervention. In addition, full specific informed written consent should be obtained from both the adolescent and his or her guardian prior to implementing any aversive control procedure. Moreover, only odor aversion and verbal satiation aversive procedures should be used in an outpatient treatment context and these should only be used by providers familiar with the ethical and clinical considerations of their use. If providers have any doubts about the use of these procedures, they should seek additional professional consultation.

Author: Department of Youth Services, Administration Division

(New Rule: August 16, 2002; effective September 20, 2002.)

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, Title 44; §§ 15-20-1 through 15-20-36; §§ 13A-6-60 through 13A-6-111.

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