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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 Department of Education
Office of Special Services
23 State House Station