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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO.9

 

POLICY CODE:ILBA

 

 

TO;††††††††††††††††† Superintendents of Schools, Special Education Directors

 

FROM:††††††††††† Susan Gendron, Commissioner

 

DATE:†††††††††††† August 26, 2004

 

RE:†††††††††††††††††† Neurocognitive Testing Assistant Register and Reimbursement

 

The Maine Psychological Association (MePA) maintains a register for Neurocognitive Testing Assistants (NTAs).NTAs are registered by a supervising psychologist, who is the evaluator, licensed by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Board of Examiners of Psychologists.This register is referenced by the Department of Education when special education directors request reimbursement for a studentís assessment.

 

This registration procedure has been in effect since August, 2001, as a result of a Final Report of the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

The registration requires, as recommended in this Report and required by the Legislative Committee, a minimum of a bachelorís degree in psychology or a related field.The licensed psychologist is fully responsible and liable for the conduct of the NTA.

 

The Report further states that the Department of Education indicated to the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and to the Board of Examiners of Psychologists that a program of self regulation, such as a registration program administered by a private organization such as the MePA, would satisfy federal requirements, so long as the minimum qualifications for registration are established and met by the registrants.

 

For registration information:

For reimbursement information:

The Maine Psychological Association

P.O. Box 5435

Augusta, ME04332

207-621-0732

The Maine Department of Education

Office of Special Services

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME04333

207-624-6650

 

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