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02-415
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-415
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

CONTACT PERSON: Geraldine L. Betts, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. (207) 624-8625. Email: jeri.l.betts@state.me.us

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: NONE

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board's current rules, Chapters 1 through 7 will be repealed and new rules adopted in their place. The Board expects to reorganize the structure of the rules and update all rules for compliance with laws currently in place. It is expected that the Board will review rules for consistency and to clarify terminology, to streamline the licensure requirements and the processing of applications, continuing professional education requirements and reporting procedures, to clarify grounds for discipline and standards of practice, and to update the code of ethics and standards of professional conduct for practitioners. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in rules established by the Office of Licensing and Registration as authorized by 10 MRSA 8003 will be repealed.

CHAPTER 1: Introduction.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: Establish standards for board meetings, recordkeeping, and rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 2: Definitions.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: Define and clarify terms used throughout the Board's rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Licensure.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824
PURPOSE: This chapter outlines eligibility for licensure for psychologists and psychological examiners, application and exam procedures, types of licensure, methods for reviewing credentials, and intervention privileges for examiners.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Standards of Practice.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: Establish a code of ethics and standards of professional conduct for psychologists and psychological examiners.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Continuing Professional Education.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: Establish requirements for continuing professional education for license renewal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Fee Schedule.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: The Board may repeal this rule because the Office of Licensing and Registration has proposed to establish fees for the Board directly pursuant to 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D). This proposed amendment to Chapter 10 of the rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration is scheduled to be heard on October 1, 2001.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Enforcement, Disciplinary Procedures, and Appeals.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 3824, 3832, 3833, and 3835
PURPOSE: Establish standards for the handling of complaints and appeals.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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