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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 337

Effective - 22 Dec 2020, see footnote bottom

  337.100.  Citation of law — findings — purpose. — 1.  Sections 337.100 to 337.165 shall be known as the "Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact".  The party states find that:

  (1)  States license psychologists, in order to protect the public through verification of education, training, and experience and ensure accountability for professional practice;

  (2)  This compact is intended to regulate the day-to-day practice of telepsychology, the provision of psychological services using telecommunication technologies, by psychologists across state boundaries in the performance of their psychological practice as assigned by an appropriate authority;

  (3)  This compact is intended to regulate the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology by psychologists across state boundaries for thirty days within a calendar year in the performance of their psychological practice as assigned by an appropriate authority;

  (4)  This compact is intended to authorize state psychology regulatory authorities to afford legal recognition, in a manner consistent with the terms of the compact, to psychologists licensed in another state;

  (5)  This compact recognizes that states have a vested interest in protecting the public's health and safety through their licensing and regulation of psychologists and that such state regulation will best protect public health and safety;

  (6)  This compact does not apply when a psychologist is licensed in both the home and receiving states; and

  (7)  This compact does not apply to permanent in-person, face-to-face practice, it does allow for authorization of temporary psychological practice.

  2.  The general purposes of this compact are to:

  (1)  Increase public access to professional psychological services by allowing for telepsychological practice across state lines as well as temporary in-person, face-to-face services into a state which the psychologist is not licensed to practice psychology;

  (2)  Enhance the states' ability to protect the public's health and safety, especially client/patient safety;

  (3)  Encourage the cooperation of compact states in the areas of psychology licensure and regulation;

  (4)  Facilitate the exchange of information between compact states regarding psychologist licensure, adverse actions, and disciplinary history;

  (5)  Promote compliance with the laws governing psychological practice in each compact state; and

  (6)  Invest all compact states with the authority to hold licensed psychologists accountable through the mutual recognition of compact state licenses.

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(L. 2018 H.B. 1719 merged with S.B. 660)

Effective 12-22-20, see § 337.170


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