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BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGIST EXAMINERS

 

DIVISION 10

PROCEDURAL RULES

858-010-0001

Definitions

(1) The practice of psychology is defined to include:

(a) “Evaluation” means assessing or diagnosing mental disorders or mental functioning, including administering, scoring, and interpreting tests of mental abilities or personality;

(b) “Therapy” means, but is not limited to, treating mental disorders as defined by the most current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association;

(c) “Consultation” means conferring or giving expert advice on the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders;

(d) “Supervision” means the ongoing process performed by a supervisor who monitors the performance of the person supervised and provides regular, documented individual consultation, guidance and instruction with respect to the skills and competencies of the person supervised.

(2) “ABPP” means the American Board of Professional Psychology.

(3) “APA” means the American Psychological Association.

(4) “Applicant” means a person who submits a complete application for licensure with the appropriate fees.

(5) “ASPPB” means the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

(6) “Board” means the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners.

(7) “Candidate for Licensure” means a person who has satisfactorily completed the appropriate educational and experience requirements for licensure and has been deemed eligible by the Board to sit for the required examinations.

(8) “CE” means continuing education.

(9) “Client” or “patient” means direct recipients of psychological services, which may include child, adolescent, adult, older adult, couple, family, group, organization, community, or any other individual.

(10) “CPQ” means the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

(11) “Demonstrable areas of competence” means those therapeutic and assessment methods and techniques, and populations served, for which one can document adequate graduate training, workshops, or appropriate supervised experience.

(12) “Developed Areas of Practice” means:

(a) National recognition of the practice area by a national organization(s) whose purpose includes recognizing or representing and developing the practice area, by relevant divisions of the APA, or by involvement in similar umbrella organizations;

(b) An accumulated body of knowledge in the professional literature that provides a scientific basis for the practice area including empirical support for the effectiveness of the services provided;

(c) Representation by or in a national training council that is recognized, functional, and broadly accepted;

(d) Development and wide dissemination by the training council of doctoral educational and training guidelines consistent with the Accreditation Guidelines & Principles;

(e) Existence of the practice area in current education and training programs; and

(f) Geographically dispersed psychology practitioners who identify with the practice area and provide such services.

(13) “EPPP” means the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology developed and owned by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

(14) “Full-time graduate study” means six semester hours or nine quarter hours.

(15) “HIPDB” means the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

(16) “HSPP” means the Health Service Provider in Psychology credential issued by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

(17) “Internship” means an ongoing, supervised and organized practical experience obtained in an integrated training program identified as a psychology internship. Other supervised experience or on-the-job training does not constitute an internship.

(18) “NPDB” means the National Practitioner Data Bank maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

(19) “OPA” means the Oregon Psychological Association.

(20) “Practicum” means a formal, pre-degree organized training experience designed to develop a foundation of clinical skills and professional competence with diverse client populations, and to prepare for more substantial responsibilities required in internship.

(21) “Psychology program” means an integrated program of doctoral study designed to train professional psychologists to deliver services in psychology.

(22) “Regional accrediting agency” means one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the United States Secretary of Education established to accredit senior institutions of higher education.

(23) “Residency” means a post-terminal degree, supervised experience approved by the board.

(24) “Specialty” means a defined area of psychological practice that requires advanced knowledge and skills acquired through an organized sequence of education and training. The advanced knowledge and skills specific to a specialty are obtained subsequent to the acquisition of core scientific and professional foundations in psychology.

(25) “Supervision” means the ongoing process performed by a supervisor who monitors the performance of the person supervised and provides regular, documented individual and group consultation, guidance and instruction with respect to the skills and competencies of the person supervised.

(26) “Supervisor” means an individual who assumes full responsibility for the education and training activities of a person and provides the supervision required by such a person.

(27) “Treatment” means services provided to an individual, group or organization for the purpose of improving mental health and/or alleviating behavioral, emotional or mental disorders.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110
Hist.: BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0002

Guidelines for Supervising Technicians

A licensee may delegate administration and scoring of tests to technicians as provided in ORS 675.010(4) if the licensee ensures the technicians are adequately trained to administer and score the specific test being used; and ensures that the technicians maintain standards for the testing environment and testing administration as set forth in the American Psychological Association Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests (1999) and Ethical Principles for Psychologists (2002).

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.010
Hist.: BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11

858-010-0005

Board Duties and Procedure

(1) Board Meetings. The Board shall meet as necessary at a time and place specified by the Board and at such other times and places as specified by the chair of the Board, a majority of members of the Board or by the Governor. The time and place of all meetings shall be posted on the Board’s website.

(2) Board Members. Board members shall receive a per diem of $50 a day for board meetings, conference attendance, presentations and Board committee meetings when acting in their official capacity.

(3) Internal Organization. At the last meeting in each fiscal year, the first order of business shall be organizational matters, including election of Board chair and vice-chair and the assignment of standing responsibilities to Board members. The term of the chair, vice-chair or any standing assigned responsibility can be changed or terminated at any meeting where the proposal has been placed on the agenda and sent to the members one week in advance of the meeting, or by unanimous consent of the Board.

(4) Chair and Vice Chair Responsibilities:

(a) The chair is authorized to take emergency action between Board meetings, subject to ratification by the Board. However, in the case of actions significant enough to normally require Board decisions, the chair shall first attempt to get authorization for such decisions from the Board members through telephone or email communication. All emergency actions of any kind shall be noted in the agenda for the next meeting and shall become the first order of business at that next meeting;

(b) The vice-chair shall perform the duties of the chair when the chair is unable to do so.

(5) Board Communications. Only the Board chair shall write other than routine or form letters in the name of the Board unless members are specifically authorized in a Board meeting to do so. The Board should approve in advance any correspondence that may materially affect Board policies and procedures. When a delay might render the Board's functioning ineffective, the chair may be required to take immediate action that shall be reviewed at the next meeting of the Board.

(6) Board Files. All Board files shall be assembled in the Board's official office. The Board administrator shall maintain the Board's files under the direction of the chair. The Board Administrator shall maintain a master record of any files that are checked out of the Board office by Board members. The Board Administrator shall be notified whenever any Board file is transferred from the possession of one person to another, and shall so note in the Board's records. Individuals who have in their possession documents or files pertaining to Board affairs are responsible for their protection and privacy.

(7) Minutes and Agendas

(a) The minutes of a meeting shall be distributed to all Board members at least one week in advance of the next meeting;

(b) The agenda shall be prepared by the Board chair or Board administrator and distributed to all Board members at least one week before each meeting. The agenda items shall include reports by the Board administrator, the chair and each Board member who has received a specific assignment at the previous meeting or has a report to make regarding standing assignments. If there is insufficient time to inform the Board chair, the Board administrator shall make additional scheduling at the direct request of Board members. The Board may at its discretion, revise the agenda or limit it to a particular topic under special circumstances. Reports may be added as an addendum to the minutes of any meeting; and

(c) The agenda shall be distributed to all licensees and applicants for licensure.

(8) The Attorney General's Model Rules of Procedure under the Administrative Procedure Act, printed and promulgated by the Attorney General shall be the rules of procedure before the Board under ORS 183.310 to 183.500.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110 & 675.130
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 8, f. 12-5-74, ef. 12-25-74; PE 12, f. & ef. 3-5-76; PE 13, f. & ef. 9-15-76; PE 1-1979, f. & ef. 9-5-79; PE 1-1982, f. 4-13-82, ef. 6-1-82; PE 2-1982, f. & ef. 7-23-82; PE 1-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 3-6-87; PE 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-88; PE 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 4-3-91; PE 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-93; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0007

Notice of Proposed Rule

Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a permanent rule, the Board of Psychologist Examiners shall give notice of the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal:

(1) In the Secretary of State's Bulletin referred to in ORS 183.360, at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the effective date;

(2) By mailing or emailing a copy of the notice to individuals on the Board's mailing list established pursuant to ORS 183.335(8);

(3) By mailing or emailing a copy of the notice to the following individuals, organizations, or publications:

(a) All licensees of the Board;

(b) Oregon Psychological Association; and

(c) All applicants for licensure.

(4) Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule of the Board relating to continuing education, the Board shall additionally mail a copy of the notice to the State Board of Higher Education.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110
Hist.: PE 13, f. & ef. 9-15-76; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 2-1991, f. 8-15-91, cert. ef. 8-16-91; PE 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-93; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11

858-010-0010

Education Requirements — Psychologist

To meet the education requirement of ORS 675.030(1), applicants for licensure must:

(1) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association as of the date the degree was awarded; or

(2) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from:

(a) A program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency as of the date the degree was awarded;

(b) For Canadian universities, an institution of higher education that is provincially or territorially chartered; or

(c) A foreign program evaluated to be equivalent to American Psychological Association accreditation as of the date the degree was awarded. Evaluation must be completed by a credentialing body recognized by the Board. Submission of proof of foreign degree equivalency and cost of the foreign degree equivalency determination are the responsibility of the applicant.

(3) An applicant who possesses a degree under section (2) must show that his or her doctoral program in psychology meets all of the following requirements:

(a) A minimum of three academic years of full-time graduate study.

(b) A minimum of one continuous year in residence at the institution from which the degree is granted.

(A) One continuous year means two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.

(B) In residence means physical presence, in person, at an educational institution or training facility in a manner that facilitates acculturation into the profession, the full participation and integration of the individual in the educational and training experience, and includes faculty and student interaction.

(C) The doctoral program may include distance education, but a minimum of one continuous year of the program shall be in-residence. Programs that use physical presence, including face-to-face contact for durations of less than one continuous year, (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution in order to meet the residency requirement are deemed not to be acceptable for licensure.

(D) Training models that rely exclusively on physical presence for periods of less than one continuous year (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution do not meet the in residence requirement.

(E) Effective through August 12, 2015, applicants who can verify that they enrolled in their program prior to August 12, 2011 may apply under the "old rule" definition of in-residence. Under this provision, one continuous year means a minimum of 500 hours of student-faculty contact involving face-to-face individual or group educational meetings. Such educational meetings must include both faculty-student and student-student interaction, be conducted by the psychology faculty of the institution at least 90 percent of the time, be documented by the applicant and the institution, and relate substantially to the program components specified. Items such as receptions, meals, group socials and library tours may not count towards the minimum 500 hours of educational meetings. Applicants applying under this provision shall submit full documentation that they have met this requirement, which must include a detailed description of the content of the 500 hours of educational meetings and be verified by the administration of the doctoral program.

(c) The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a program in psychology. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists.

(d) The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent organizational entity within the institution.

(e) There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas, whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines.

(f) The program must be an integrated, organized sequence of study.

(g) There must be an identifiable psychology faculty sufficient in size and breadth to carry out its responsibilities and a psychologist responsible for the program.

(h) The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree.

(i) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised practicum appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0012.

(j) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised internship, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0013.

(k) The curriculum of the program must:

(A) Encompass a minimum of three academic years of full time graduate study, including a minimum of one continuous year in residence at the educational institution granting the doctoral degree;

(B) Require an original dissertation or equivalent that was psychological in nature that meets the requirement for an approved doctoral program; and

(C) Include at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of credit in graded (not “pass-no pass”) courses.

(l) The core program shall include a minimum of three graduate semester hours or 4.5 or more graduate quarter hours (when an academic term is other than a semester, credit hours will be evaluated on the basis of 15 hours of classroom instruction per semester hour) in each of the following substantive content areas:

(A) Scientific and professional ethics and standards;

(B) Research design and methodology;

(C) Statistics;

(D) Psychometric theory;

(E) Biological bases of behavior such as physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, physical ergonomics, or psychopharmacology;

(F) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior such as learning, thinking, motivation, emotion, memory, cognitive information processing, or social cognition;

(G) Social bases of behavior such as social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory; and

(H) Individual differences in behavior such as personality theory, human development, personnel psychology or abnormal psychology.

(m) All professional education programs in psychology must include course requirements in developed practice areas/specialties.

(n) The program must demonstrate that it provides training relevant to the development of competence to practice in a diverse and multicultural society.

(o) Demonstration of competence in clinical psychology shall be met by a minimum of 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours in the following areas: personality and intellectual assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and evaluating the efficacy of intervention.

(p) If the doctoral program does not meet the core and/or clinical coursework requirements of (l) and (o), the applicant for licensure may remedy a deficiency of up to 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours by completing graduate level coursework in the deficient content area(s) at a regionally accredited institution.

(4) Provide syllabi or other documentation regarding course content upon the Board’s request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030(1)(b)(c)
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-92; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; PE 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-13; BPE 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-13; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0012

Practicum

(1) The degree program required in OAR 858-010-0010 or 858-010-0015 must include an organized practicum of at least two semesters (or three quarters) and at least 300 hours of supervised psychological services as defined in OAR 858-010-0036(1)(b).

(2) Supervision must include the following:

(a) Discussion of services provided by the student;

(b) Selection of service plan for and review of each case or work unit of the student;

(c) Discussion of and instruction in theoretical concepts underlying the work;

(d) Discussion of the management of professional practice and other administrative or business issues;

(e) Evaluation of the supervisory process by the student and the supervisor;

(f) Discussion of coordination of services among the professionals involved in the particular cases or work units;

(g) Discussion of relevant state laws and rules;

(h) Discussion of ethical principles including principles applicable to the work;

(i) Review of standards for providers of psychological services; and

(j) Discussion of reading materials relevant to cases, ethical issues and the supervisory process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0013

Internship

(1) Applicants must successfully complete an organized internship as part of the degree program required in OAR 858-010-0010 or 858-010-0015.

(2) The internship must include at least 1,500 hours of supervised experience and be completed within twenty-four months.

(3) The internship program must meet the following requirements:

(a) The internship must have a written statement or brochure describing the goals and content of the internship, stating clear expectations and quality of student work, and made available to prospective interns.

(b) A psychologist licensed by the appropriate state or provincial licensing authority must be clearly designated as responsible for the integrity and quality of the internship program.

(c) Interns must use titles indicating their training status.

(d) The internship must be designed to provide a planned sequence of training experiences focusing on breadth and quality of training. Supervision and training related to ethics must be ongoing.

(e) At least twenty-five percent of the internship experience must be in direct client contact providing assessment and intervention services.

(f) For every 40 hours of internship experience, the student must receive:

(A) At least 2 hours of regularly scheduled, formal, face-to-face in person individual supervision that addresses the direct psychological services provided by the intern; and

(B) At least 2 hours of other learning activities such as case conferences, seminars on applied issues, conducting co-therapy with a staff person including discussion of the case, and group supervision.

(3) Supervision of the internship experience.

(a) The internship setting must have two or more psychologists available as supervisors, at least one of whom is licensed as a psychologist.

(b) The internship experience must be supervised by the person(s) responsible for the assigned casework.

(c) At least seventy-five percent of the supervision must be by a licensed psychologist with two years post-license experience.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0015

Education Requirements — Psychologist Associate

(1) To meet the education requirement of ORS 675.030(1), an applicant must possess a masters degree in psychology from a program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency at the graduate level as of the date the degree was awarded, or for Canadian universities, an institution of higher education that was provincially or territorially chartered.

(2) The masters program must include at least 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of graduate credit, 30 quarter hours or 20 semester hours of which must be in graded (not "pass–no pass") courses. Hours must be from at least five of the basic areas of psychology including:

(a) Experimental psychology; Learning theory; Physiological psychology; Motivation; Perception; Comparative psychology; Statistical methods; Design of research; Developmental psychology; Individual differences; Social psychology; Organizational psychology; Personality theory; Abnormal psychology; and

(b) A minimum of one graduate level course in ethics; and

(c) A minimum of one graduate level course psychological tests and measurements.

(3) If the masters program does not meet the coursework requirements of (2), the applicant for licensure may remedy a deficiency of up to one course or 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours by completing graduate level coursework in the deficient content area at a regionally accredited institution.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.065
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.065(1)(4)(c)
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1979, f. & ef. 9-5-79; PE 1-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-24-89; PE 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-89; PE 3-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-7-89; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 1-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-12-93; PE 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-13-93; PE 5-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-93; PE 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-95; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 1-2002(Temp), f. 1-28-02, cert. ef. 1-31-02 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-13

858-010-0016

Standard Application Procedure

(1) Filing of Applications. Applicants must submit a complete application for licensure to the Board. The Board shall process each submitted application to determine if the application file is ready for review. Applications are considered ready for review for completeness when the following items have been received:

(a) Final graduate level transcript(s) imprinted with date degree was awarded;

(b) Reference forms;

(c) Social Security Number Authorization form;

(d) For non-APA accredited schools only:

(A) University Accreditation form;

(B) Educational Record in Psychology form; and

(C) Verification of pre-degree supervised work.

(e) Verification of post-degree supervised work experience (if completed);

(f) National written examination (EPPP) score (if taken);

(g) Verification of licensure in good standing in other states (if any);

(h) Application fee;

(i) Fingerprinting fee and results of the criminal background check; and

(j) Other clarifying information requested by the Board.

(2) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure:

(a) Meets the education requirements of OAR 858-010-0010 or 858-010-0015;

(b) Completes the supervised work experience requirements of OAR 858-010-0036 or 858-010-0037.

(c) Passes the national written examination (EPPP); and

(d) Passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) & (2)
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-20-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-13; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0017

Licensure by Endorsement

Applicants that possess and have maintained an active license to practice psychology issued by a board that is a member jurisdiction of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards based on a doctoral degree may be licensed by endorsement.

(1) Applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license based on a doctoral degree in psychology for less than 15 years must comply with the requirements set forth below:

(a) Filing of Applications: Applicants must submit a complete Licensure by Endorsement Application to the Board. The Board shall process each submitted application to determine if the application file is ready for review. Applications are considered ready for review for completeness when the following items have been received:

(A) Final graduate level transcript(s) imprinted with date degree was awarded;

(B) Social Security Number Authorization form;

(C) An official verification of licensure in good standing from each health care professional license or registration, current or expired;

(D) A copy of the applicant’s:

(i) Licensure file from the state(s) in which the applicant is licensed;

(ii) CPQ file from ASPPB;

(iii) Certification file from ABPP; or

(iv) HSPP file from the National Register.

(E) Endorsement Reference forms from three mental health professionals;

(F) National written examination (EPPP) score;

(G) Application fee; and

(H) Fingerprinting fee and results of criminal background check.

(b) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure:

(A) Has met the educational requirements for licensure of OAR 858-010-0010;

(B) Has complied with the post-doctoral supervised work experience requirements of OAR 858-010-0036;

(C) Passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination; and

(D) Has received a passing score on the national written examination (EPPP).

(2) Applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license for 15 years or more must comply with the requirements set forth below:

(a) Filing of Applications: Applicants must submit a complete Licensure by Endorsement Application to the Board. The Board shall process each submitted application to determine if the application file is ready for review. Applications are considered ready for review for completeness when the following items have been received:

(A) Social Security Number Authorization form;

(B) An official verification of licensure in good standing from each health care professional license or registration, current or expired;

(C) A copy of the applicant’s:

(i) Licensure file from the state(s) in which the applicant is licensed;

(ii) CPQ file from ASPPB;

(iii) Certification file from ABPP; or

(iv) HSPP file from the National Register.

(D) Endorsement Reference forms from three mental health professionals;

(E) National written examination (EPPP) score;

(F) Application fee; and

(G) Fingerprinting fee and results of criminal background check.

(b) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination.

(c) An applicant who meets the standard of section (2) above is not required to fulfill the EPPP exam requirement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-20-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-13; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0018

Investigatory Powers

(1) Additional Investigation. The Board shall not be limited in its investigation of an applicant's qualifications for licensure to the information supplied in the licensure application form and may direct additional investigation with respect to an applicant's qualifications prior to deciding whether or not the applicant is eligible to take the EPPP or the Jurisprudence examination or enter into a residency contract.

(2) Record of Complaints. The Board shall review the Board's records of complaints and insert any reference to an applicant in the applicant's file.

(3) State and National Databanks. The Board shall also make inquiry, if appropriate, of other state, national or foreign certification or licensure boards, the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB-NIPDB), the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards’ Disciplinary Databank or Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) for relevant information.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.040, 675.045 & 675.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.040, 675.045 & 675.050
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10

858-010-0020

Process and Disposition of Application for License

(1) Application Review Procedure. When the application and all of the required supporting documents have been received, the application file shall be reviewed for eligibility. The reviewer shall either:

(a) Approve the application. When the reviewer determines the application is complete, a letter of approval shall be sent notifying the applicant of eligibility to take the EPPP and the Jurisprudence examination and to enter into a Resident Supervision Contract.

(b) Deny the application. If the application is denied, the reviewer shall send the applicant a letter stating the reason.

(c) Board review. Under unusual circumstances, the application will be reviewed by the full Board for determination of disposition.

(d) Incomplete Application. If the application is incomplete, the reviewer shall notify the applicant.

(e) Request for Review. Applicants for licensure may request, in writing, that any decision by the reviewer be reconsidered by the Board.

(2) Active Application Period.

(a) An incomplete application is missing one or more of the items required under the applicable application procedure of OAR 858-010-0016 or 858-010-0017. The Board shall maintain an incomplete application file for one year from the date the application was received.

(b) A complete application has been approved by the reviewer, but the candidate for licensure has not completed the remaining requirements for licensure: the post-degree supervised work experience, the EPPP, and/or the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam. The Board shall maintain a complete application file for two years from the date the application was approved.

(c) A file shall be presumed inactive and archived if correspondence from the Board is returned by the post office for reasons other than post office error.

(3) The Board may extend the active application period upon written request of the applicant, which must be received or postmarked prior to the expiration date. Failure to receive a courtesy reminder notice from the Board shall not relieve an applicant of the responsibility to timely request an extension.

(4) Reapplication. If an application for licensure has been denied by the Board for any reason, the Board will not review a second application until at least one year has elapsed from the date of the previous denial.

(5) Information Changes. An applicant must notify the Board immediately if any information submitted on the application changes, including but not limited to: name; address, email address, and telephone number; complaints; disciplinary actions; and, civil, criminal, or ethical charges and employment investigations which lead to termination or resignation. Failure to do so may be grounds for denial of the application or revocation of the license, once issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.040, 675.045 & 675.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.040(1)(2)(3), 675.045(1)(2)(a)(b), 675.050(1)(a)(b)(2)
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-89; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0025

Procedure for National Written Examination

(1) The Board shall utilize the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) as the national written exam.

(a) Candidates for licensure who are prepared to take the EPPP must submit a written request to the Board.

(b) Candidates for licensure who have taken the EPPP prior to April 20, 1990, must have passed the examination by achieving a score at or above the national mean of doctoral candidates taking the examination for the first time on that day. Candidates who have taken the EPPP prior to April 1993 must have passed the examination by achieving a score at or above the national mean of doctoral candidates taking the examination for the first time on that day or 75 percent, whichever is lower. The passing score for the EPPP from April 1993 to April 2001 shall be 140 or 70 percent. For computer administered forms of the EPPP, the Board requires a scaled score of 500.

(c) Special Accommodations. The Board shall review a request for special accommodations for a verified disability or for English as a second language upon written request by the candidate as described in OAR 858-010-0030(5).

(2) Re-examination. Any candidate who fails to achieve a passing score on the EPPP shall be allowed to take the examination a second time. If the examination is failed twice, the candidate must submit a written study plan for the Board to review and approve. If a candidate fails to pass a third examination, the candidate’s application for licensure shall be denied.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.040 & 675.045
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.040 & 675.045
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1979, f. & ef. 9-5-79; PE 1-1980, f. & ef. 3-10-80; PE 1-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 12-9-81; PE 1-1982, f. 4-13-82, ef. 6-1-82; PE 2-1982, f. & ef. 7-23-82; PE 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-89; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 4-3-91; PE 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-13-93; PE 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-93; PE 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-95; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0030

Procedures for Oregon Jurisprudence Examination

(1) Jurisprudence Examination. The purpose of the examination is to measure the candidate’s knowledge and application of state laws and regulations related to the professional practice of psychology, including the American Psychological Association’s ethical principles incorporated by Board statute and rule.

(a) Candidates whose education credentials, training and references have been accepted by the Board shall be notified in writing of their eligibility take the jurisprudence examination.

(b) The jurisprudence examination shall be administered at least twice a year.

(2) Eligible candidates prepared to take the jurisprudence examination must submit a written request to the Board postmarked at least 30 days prior to the examination date and pay the examination fee.

(3) The jurisprudence examination fee is not refundable except in extraordinary circumstances.

(4) The applicant shall be given notice of the date, time and place of the applicant’s scheduled examination. Appearance at the scheduled examination shall constitute a waiver of the prior written notice.

(5) Special Accommodations. Requests for special accommodations for a disability or for English as a second language must be made at the time the written request to sit for the examination is made, or when the disability becomes known to the applicant. The request must include:

(a) Written verification of the disability from a qualified care provider (i.e. a person certified or licensed by the state to provide such services) detailing:

(A) Nature, extent and duration of disability; and

(B) Recommendation(s) for accommodation.

(b) English as a Second Language: Written request for reasonable accommodation detailing:

(A) Level of proficiency in English including, but not limited to, number of years speaking and/or writing English;

(B) History of special accommodations granted in similar testing circumstances;

(C) Other information to support request for special accommodation; and

(D) Recommendation(s) for accommodation.

(6) Administration.

(a) The Board shall determine the questions on each examination and shall determine the passing score.

(b) The Board shall provide to each candidate a Candidate Handbook that includes a copy of the Board's examination rules, an explanation of the Board requirements related to scheduling and conduct during the examination, and current examination study materials. The Candidate Handbook shall be available on the Board’s website.

(c) Disqualification. A candidate sitting for the jurisprudence examination may be disqualified during or after the examination for conduct which affects the integrity of the candidate’s performance or the examination. Disqualification will result in denial of the candidate’s application.

(7) Scoring. Candidates shall be assigned an identification number. The Board shall notify each candidate in writing regarding the result of the examination

(8) Reconsideration, Review and Reexamination.

(a) Within thirty days after notice of the examination results, a candidate who does not pass the examination may appeal in writing to have their examination rescored.

(b) Review. A candidate who does not pass the examination may review the examination record of incorrect questions and answers at the Board’s office within a period of ninety days following the date of the examination and upon written request to the Board. The purpose of the review is to assist the candidate prepare to retake the examination. No more than one review shall be allowed.

(c) Reexamination. A candidate who does not pass the examination may be reexamined. If a candidate does not pass the second examination and wishes to take a third examination the candidate must submit a study plan for the Board’s review and approval prior to sitting for the third examination. If a candidate fails to pass the third examination, the candidate’s application for licensure shall be denied.

(d) A candidate for licensure who was formerly licensed in Oregon must re-take and pass the examination if their application for licensure is received more than 2 years after their license expired.

(e) A candidate for licensure must re-take and pass the examination if the candidate does not become licensed within 2 years of passing the exam.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050 & 675.065
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050 & 675.065
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1979, f. & ef. 9-5-79; PE 1-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 12-9-81; PE 1-1982, f. 4-13-82, ef. 6-1-82; PE 2-1982, f. & ef. 7-23-82; PE 1-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 12-20-85; PE 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-1-86; PE 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-88; PE 3-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-30-88; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 4-3-91; PE 2-1991, f. 8-15-91, cert. ef. 8-16-91; PE 3-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-10-91; PE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-92; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-95; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; PE 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; BPE 1-2000(Temp), f. 3-8-00, cert. ef. 3-8-00 thru 9-4-00; BPE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 9-7-00; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-02; BPE 1-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-04 thru 8-29-04; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2006, f. 8-29-06, cert. ef. 9-1-06; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-13-13; BPE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-13; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0034

Criminal Background Checks

(1) The purpose of these rules is to provide for the reasonable screening of all applicants for licensure, and licensees who are under investigation, on or after March 1, 2010 in order to determine if they have a history of criminal behavior and are not fit to be issued a license by the Board.

(2) These rules are to be applied when evaluating the criminal history of an applicant for licensure or a licensee under investigation and conducting fitness determinations based upon such history. The fact that an applicant has cleared the criminal history check does not guarantee the granting of a license. The fact that a licensee under investigation has cleared the criminal history check does not guarantee continued licensure.

(3) The Board may require fingerprints of all applicants for a psychologist or psychologist associate license to determine fitness to practice. The Board may require licensees under investigation to provide fingerprints when the Board has a rational reason to determine if the licensee has a history of criminal behavior. Fingerprints will be provided on prescribed forms provided by the Board. Fingerprints may be obtained at a law enforcement office or at a private service acceptable to the Board; the Board will submit fingerprints to the Oregon Department of State Police to conduct a Criminal History Check and a National Criminal History Check. Any original fingerprint cards will subsequently be destroyed by the Oregon Department of State Police in accordance with ORS 181-534(4).

(4) The Board may determine whether an applicant is fit to be granted a license, or whether a licensee under investigation is fit for continued licensure, based on the criminal records background check, any false statements made regarding their criminal history, and any refusal to submit or consent to a criminal records check including fingerprint identification. The Board may make a fitness determination conditional upon applicant's or licensee's acceptance of probation, conditions, limitations, or other restrictions upon licensure.

(5) Except as otherwise provided in section (2), in making the fitness determination, the Board shall consider:

(a) The nature of the crime;

(b) The facts that support the conviction or pending indictment or that indicate the making of the false statement;

(c) The relevancy, if any, of the crime or the false statement to the specific requirements of the applicant's or licensee's present or proposed license; and

(d) Mitigating circumstances relevant to the responsibilities and circumstances of the license. Mitigating circumstances include but are not limited to:

(A) The passage of time since the commission of the crime;

(B) The age of the applicant or licensee at the time of the crime;

(C) The likelihood of a repetition of offenses or of the commission of another crime;

(D) The subsequent commission of another relevant crime;

(E) Whether the conviction was set aside and the legal effect of setting aside the conviction; and

(F) Evidence, if any, of rehabilitation submitted.

(6) All requested background checks include available state and national data, unless obtaining one or the other is an acceptable alternative.

(7) In order to conduct the Oregon and National Criminal History Check and fitness determination, the Board may require additional information from the licensee under investigation or applicant as necessary, such as but not limited to, proof of identity; residential history; names used while living at each residence; or additional criminal, judicial or other background information.

(8) Criminal offender information is confidential. Dissemination of information received under HB 2157 is only available to people with a demonstrated and legitimate need to know the information. The information is part of the investigation of an applicant or licensee and as such is confidential pursuant to ORS 676.175(1).

(9) The Board will permit the individual for whom a fingerprint-based criminal records check was conducted to inspect their own state and national criminal offender records and, if requested, provide the individual with a copy of their own state and national criminal offender records.

(10) The Board may consider any conviction of any violation of the law in compliance with ORS 670.280, and for which the court could impose a punishment. The Board may also consider any arrests and court records that may be indicative of an individual's inability to perform as a licensee with care and safety to the public.

(10) The Board may consider any conviction of any violation of the law for which the court could impose a punishment and in compliance with ORS 670.280. The Board may also consider any arrests and court records that may be indicative of an individual's inability to perform as a licensee with care and safety to the public.

(11) If an applicant or licensee is determined not to be fit for licensure, the applicant or licensee is entitled to a contested case process pursuant to ORS 183.414-470. Challenges to the accuracy or completeness of information provided by the Oregon Department of State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and agencies reporting information must be made through the Oregon Department of State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or reporting agency and not through the contested case process pursuant to ORS 183.

(12) If the applicant or licensee successfully contests the accuracy or completeness of information provided by the Oregon State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or other agency reporting information to the Board, the Board will conduct a new criminal history check and re-evaluate the criminal history upon submission of a new criminal history request form.

(13) If the applicant discontinues the application process or fails to cooperate with the criminal history check process, the application is considered incomplete.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 675.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534, 675.070
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-010-0036

Guidelines for Post-Doctoral Supervised Work Experience

(1) Policy. One year of post-doctoral supervised work experience is required for licensure. The required work experience must take place after the doctorate degree is conferred.

(a) One year of supervised work experience is defined as 1,500 hours of psychological services performed over a period not less than twelve months.

(b) Psychological services are defined as direct psychological services to an individual or group; diagnosis and assessment; completing documentation related to services provided; client needs meetings and consultation; psychological testing; research related to client services; report writing; and receiving formal training including workshops and conferences.

(c) For the purposes of licensure, psychological services do not include business development; credentialing activities; marketing; purchasing; creating forms; administrative billing or other business management activities.

(2) The following guidelines shall be used by the Board to define supervised employment.

(a) While obtaining postdoctoral supervised work experience in Oregon, the candidate for licensure must be in a Board approved Resident Supervision Contract:

(A) Working under the supervision of an Oregon licensed psychologist licensed in Oregon for at least two years; or

(B) Working under the supervision of an Oregon licensed psychologist licensed for at least two years in a state with licensing standards comparable to Oregon.

(b) To receive supervised work experience credit from other jurisdictions, the experience must be a formal arrangement under the supervision of a psychologist who has been licensed for at least two years in a state with licensing standards comparable to Oregon.

(3) Candidates for licensure shall be eligible to enter into a Resident Supervision Contract as described in subsection (2)(a) of this rule.

(a) Resident status shall begin the date the Board approves the Resident Supervision Contract.

(b) Duration. The resident status is a transitional step toward licensure and is not intended as a means to avoid licensure. A Resident Supervision Contract shall be effective for a period not to exceed two years from the date of Board approval. The Board may extend the contract beyond two years for good cause upon a written request from the resident and the supervisor prior to the expiration of the contract. Failure to receive a courtesy reminder notice from the Board shall not relieve the resident of the responsibility to timely request an extension.

(c) Termination of a Resident Supervision Contract will be granted by the Board at the written request of the supervisor or the resident. The termination shall be effective at the time the Board approves the request in writing, or on the date indicated by the supervisor in the final residency evaluation, whichever is later.

(d) If the supervisor is to be paid for supervision payment must be in the form of a per-hour fee.

(e) Supervision of more than three residents concurrently shall require prior approval by the Board.

(4) Resident’s Responsibilities. The resident’s conduct must conform to the following standards:

(a) Title. The resident must be designated at all times by the title “psychologist resident.” All signed materials, letterhead, business cards, telephone directory listings, internet postings, brochures, insurance billing and any other public or private representation must include the individual's title as “psychologist resident” and the supervisor's name and designation “supervisor.”

(b) Scope of Practice. The resident will only offer services in those areas that the supervisor is competent.

(c) Nature of Supervision. The resident must obtain frequent and regular supervision meetings throughout the duration of the Resident Supervision Contract. The resident must provide the supervisor with a periodic evaluation of all cases and psychological activities in which the resident is engaged. The resident's practice must comply with Oregon laws and administrative rules.

(d) The supervisor is not required to be working on-site with the resident.

(e) Non-routine individual supervision may occur by electronic means when geographical distance, weather or emergency prohibit a face-to-face meeting.

(f) Frequency:

(A) If a resident works 1–20 hours in a week the resident must at least one hour of individual supervision every week.

(B) If a resident works more than 20 hours in a week the resident must receive at least two hours of supervision every week. One hour must be individual and one hour may be group supervision. Group supervision must be:

(i) A formal and on-going group of at least three mental health professionals;

(ii) Facilitated by a licensed psychologist; and

(iii) Approved by the resident’s supervisor.

(C) On a non-routine basis individual supervision may be delayed up to 14 days to accommodate vacations, illness, travel or inclement weather.

(D) If a resident's work in a particular week does not comply with these requirements, then it may not be counted towards the supervised work experience requirement.

(g) In the absence of the primary supervisor, not to exceed fourteen days, one-on-one supervision hours may be conducted retroactively.

(h) Confidentiality. The resident must advise all clients orally and in their informed consent policy that the supervisor may have access to all information and material relevant to the client's case.

(i) Promptly communicate to the Board any significant interruption or expected termination of the Resident Supervision Contract.

(j) The resident must discuss with their supervisor the Supervisor Evaluation Report at the conclusion or termination of the Resident Supervision Contract.

(5) The supervisor’s responsibilities are:

(a) Review, supervise and evaluate representative and problem cases with attention to diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, ongoing case management, emergency intervention, recordkeeping and termination;

(b) Countersign all psychological reports and professional correspondence produced by the resident; and ensure that letterhead, business cards, telephone directory listings, internet postings, brochures, insurance billing and any other public or private representation includes the appropriate title of “psychologist resident” or “psychologist associate resident” and the supervisor’s name and designation as “supervisor.”

(c) Review with the resident, Oregon laws and administrative rules related to the practice of psychology, including the current APA “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct,” professional relationships and referrals, protection of records, billing practices, recordkeeping and report writing;

(d) Assist the psychologist resident in developing a plan to prepare for the national written exam and the Oregon jurisprudence examination;

(e) Promptly communicate to the Board any professional or ethical concerns regarding the resident’s conduct or performance;

(f) Notify the Board within fourteen days and explain any significant interruption or expected termination of the Resident Supervision Contract;

(g) Ensure that the resident has access to supervision by telephone to discuss urgent matters, if the supervisor is unavailable during a period not to exceed fourteen days;

(h) Create and maintain for at least three years a record of hours of supervision and notes for each supervision session contemporaneously as supervision occurs, and provide it to the Board within fourteen days of request;

(i) Provide the Board with an interim Resident Evaluation Report upon request; and

(j) Provide the Board with a final Resident Evaluation Report at the conclusion or termination of the Resident Supervision Contract.

(6) Associate Supervisor. Any supervision of the resident by a person other than the primary supervisor must be identified in the Resident Contract and approved by the Board.

(a) The associate supervisor is responsible for providing supervision as described in section (5) of this rule in the event that the primary supervisor is unavailable for any reason; and

(b) The associate supervisor is responsible for reporting professional or ethical concerns regarding the resident’s conduct or performance to the primary supervisor and the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065, 675.110
Hist.: PE 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-88; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 4-3-91; PE 2-1991, f. 8-15-91, cert. ef. 8-16-91; PE 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-93; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0037

Supervised Work Experience — Psychologist Associate

(1) Applicants must complete a one year full-time internship or one year of other supervised learning practicum deemed equivalent by the Board. The internship or practicum must meet the requirements of OAR 858-010-0012 or 858-010-0013.

(2) Applicants must complete three years of full-time post-masters degree supervised work experience in accordance with OAR 858-010-0036, except that:

(a) The resident shall be designated at all times by the title “psychologist associate resident”; and

(b) A Resident Supervision Contract will be effective for a period not to exceed four years. The Board may extend the contract beyond four years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0038

Continued Supervision — Licensed Psychologist Associate

Before the initial license is issued, the psychologist associate and the supervising psychologist must submit a "Contract for Continued Supervision of a Licensed Psychologist Associate." Day-to-day supervision of the licensed psychologist associate is the responsibility of the supervisor and includes such face-to-face consultation as is required by the nature of the work of th psychologist associate, and is consistent with accepted professional practices in psychology.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12

858-010-0039

Application for Independent Status — Psychologist Associate

A licensed psychologist associate may apply to the Board for approval to function as an independent psychologist associate. Independent status ill be granted only after at least three years of work as a licensed psychologist associate or a psychologist at a demonstrated high level of professional proficiency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.065 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-12

858-010-0041

License Renewals

(1) Before the Board will issue a license or approve a request for active or semi-active status under ORS 675.110, a licensee must:

(a) Submit a signed Renewal Notice and Affidavit attesting to meeting the continuing education requirements of OAR 858-040-0015 and reporting any history of felony convictions, pending criminal charges or history of discipline;

(b) Pay the appropriate fee; and

(c) Pay the delinquent fee (if any).

(2) Semi-Active License.

(a) Continuing education requirements shall be the same as for active licensees as described in OAR 858-040-0015.

(b) Before the Board will approve a request for semi-active status a licensee must:

(A) Be at least 62 years of age; and

(B) Not engage in the practice of psychology as defined in ORS 675.020 for more than twenty client contact hours per week.

(3) A Renewal Notice and Affidavit and the correct fee must be postmarked by the stated due date to be considered timely. Licensee holds the burden of proof of mailing.

(4) Delinquent Fees.

(a) A delinquent fee must be paid for a licenses renewed after the stated due date. The Board shall have discretion to waive this fee in documented hardship cases.

(b) If license renewal and delinquent fees are not paid within 30 days immediately following the due date defined in section (3), the license shall lapse.

(c) To renew a license that has lapsed for nonpayment of the renewal or delinquent fees, an individual must:

(A) Submit a completed Application for Reinstatement postmarked within sixty days of the stated due date on the Renewal Notice and Affidavit; and

(B) Attest that the individual has to not engaged in the unlicensed practice of psychology during the lapsed period; and

(C) Pay the required fee.

(5) Failure to receive a courtesy renewal reminder from the Board shall not relieve a licensee of renewal requirements and consequences.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110
Hist.: BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10

858-010-0050

Inactive Status

(1) Inactive status may be granted to licensees who have made a request in writing to the Board. Inactive licensees may not practice psychology in the State of Oregon, and are required to reactivate to active or semi-active status in order to practice.

(2) To reactivate a license from inactive status to active or semi-active status, the licensee shall request in writing and report professional and continuing education activities sufficient to maintain professional competence, which must at a minimum meet the basic requirements for continuing education, as described in OAR 858-040-0015, within the 24 month period immediately preceding the date of request. The residual licensure fee and continuing education requirements from the date of reactivation to the end of the renewal period shall be calculated on a prorated basis. If the licensee fails send the fee postmarked within 30 days immediately following the license reactivation, the license shall revert to inactive status.

(3) Reactivation Request. If the written request to reactivate a licensee from inactive status to active or semi-active status occurs within five years the Board may, at its discretion, reactivate the license.

(4) If the Board determines that the licensee has not engaged in professional and continuing education activities sufficient to maintain professional competence, or if the written request to reactivate the license is not received within five years, the licensee must re-take the Oregon jurisprudence examination and obtain a passing score.

(5) If the inactive licensee does not pass the Oregon jurisprudence examination, the Board may require the submission of a study plan designed to correct deficiencies in the licensee’s examination performance and/or require that the licensee establish a Board approved consultation relationship as described in OAR 858-010-0036, the duration of which may be specified by the Board.

(6) The Board may reactivate the license upon receipt of documentation that the proposed study plan and/or period of consultation has been successfully completed and the deficiencies rectified, or at its discretion, may require the re-take and successful passing of the Oregon jurisprudence examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1979, f. & ef. 9-5-79; PE 3-1980, f. & ef. 12-12-80; PE 1-1982, f. 4-13-82, ef. 6-1-82; PE 2-1982, f. & ef. 7-23-82; PE 2-1988, f. & cert. ef. 10-7-88; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-92; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-13-93; Renumbered to 858-040-0010; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0055

Limited Permits

(1) The Board may grant a limited permit to practice psychology in the State of Oregon to individuals who possess and have maintained an active license as a psychologist in another jurisdiction in good standing. Applicants must:

(a) Submit a Visitor’s Permit Application or a Temporary Permit Application;

(b) Submit proof of licensure in good standing from other jurisdictions;

(c) Pay the limited permit fee;

(d) Submit a statement certifying that the applicant has read and understands Oregon law relating to the practice of psychology.

(2) Limited Permit Types.

(a) Visitor’s Permit. A visitor’s permit may be issued to psychologists that do not intend to seek full licensure in Oregon, and are providing psychological services for a limited, time-specific period only.

(A) A statement of work must be submitted with the Visitor’s Permit Application, and whenever the psychologist re-enters Oregon.

(B) The statement of work must include purpose, location, and the specific dates of service.

(C) A visitor’s permit shall be effective for no more than 30 days in a 12 month period.

(b) Temporary Permit. The Board may grant a temporary permit to an approved applicant for full licensure in Oregon.

(A) Individuals applying for a temporary permit that do not have a minimum of five years of licensure must consult with an Oregon licensed psychologist at least one hour per week on matters pertaining to Oregon law. The consultant must agree and be named on the Limited Permit Application.

(B) A temporary permit shall be effective for no more than 90 calendar days. Applicants granted a temporary permit must take the jurisprudence examination within 90 days from the date the permit is approved.

(C) Failure to pass the jurisprudence examination shall result in cancellation of the temporary permit. The Board has discretion to extend the temporary permit for an additional 30 days in order to allow the applicant time to transition clients to another provider.

(D) Applicants whose temporary permit is cancelled may submit a Consultation Contract for Board approval to continue providing services after the cancellation date.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.063
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.063
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-89; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-95; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-99 thru 7-1-99; BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10

858-010-0060

Psychological Records

(1) Maintenance and retention of records. The psychologist or psychologist associate rendering professional services to an individual client or services billed to a third party payer, shall maintain professional records for a client for a minimum of seven years from the date of last service. The records shall include:

(a) The name of the client and other identifying information;

(b) The presenting problem(s) or purpose or diagnosis;

(c) The fee arrangement;

(d) The date and substance of each billed or service-count contact or service;

(e) Any test results or other evaluative results obtained and any basic test data from which they were derived;

(f) Notation and results of formal consults with other providers;

(g) A copy of all test or other evaluative reports prepared as part of the professional relationship;

(h) Any releases executed by the client;

(i) Any signed informed consents.

(2) Disposition in case of death or incapacity of the licensee. Psychologists and psychologist associates shall make necessary arrangements for maintenance of and access to client records to ensure confidentiality in case of death or incapacity of the licensee.

(3) Oregon licensees shall name a qualified person to intercede for client welfare and to make necessary referrals, when appropriate, and shall keep the Board notified of the name of the qualified person. The Board shall not release the name of the qualified person except in the case of the death or incapacity of the licensee or if the licensee is inactive or has resigned and the former client is unable to locate the licensee.

(4) A "qualified person" under this rule means an active or semi-active Oregon licensed psychologist.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065, 675.110
Hist.: PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-02; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

858-010-0061

Notification Requirements

Licensees shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days of the following:

(1) Change of public or mailing address.

(2) Change of telephone number.

(3) Any name change. Licensees must submit a change of name form provided by the Board, accompanied by a copy of the legal document showing the name change.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.110
Hist.: BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11

858-010-0065

Resignation of License Holder

(1) A person holding a valid Oregon license to practice psychology may voluntarily resign their license by submitting a written resignation with the Board's Administrator.

(2) Submission of a voluntary resignation shall not affect investigations or disciplinary actions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.070(2)(d)
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; BPE 1-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-99 thru 7-1-99; BPE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-99; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11

858-010-0075

Code of Professional Conduct

The Board adopts for the code of professional conduct of psychologists in Oregon the American Psychological Association’s "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct" effective June 1, 2002.

[Publications referenced are available at http://www.apa.org/ethics/. The 1992 APA “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” is also available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065 & 675.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030, 675.040, 675.045, 675.050, 675.065 & 675.110
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1982, f. 4-13-82, ef. 6-1-82; PE 2-1982, f. & ef. 7-23-82; PE 4-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-28-89; PE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-90; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 5-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-93; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; PE 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 3-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-15-02 thru 10-12-02; BPE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-02; BPE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-04; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08

858-010-0080

Repeal of Prior Rules

Upon the effective date of adoption of these rules, the prior existing rules of the Board as contained in OAR 858-010-0005 to 858-010-0075 shall be repealed.

Stat. Auth.:
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; ; BPE 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-13

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