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Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.
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The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists was established to assure the citizens of the State of Maine of the highest standards of practice of psychology.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to conduct examinations of candidates for licensure to practice psychology, to verify credentials of applicants, to license and renew upon documentation of continuing education activities, to conduct hearings and investigations upon receipt of complaints pertaining to psychology.
Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4410. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.
Are You a Mandated Reporter?
Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child or an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious death (child or incapacitated adult) has occurred.
New requirements for Domestic Violence training are posted in the "What's New" section below.
Future correspondence from the Board of Examiners of Psychologists will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment. The Proposed Rules can be found HERE.
These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is November 4, 2021.
Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form found on the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/PublicComment) and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm Eastern on November 4, 2021.
A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission’s Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am Eastern. Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/Meetings) 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.
New Laws Effective October 18, 2021
Public Law Chapter 167 – An Act to Facilitate licensure for credentialed individuals in other jurisdictions
Public Law Chapter 233 – An Act to Address Licensure of Behavioral Health Practice in the State
Public Law Chapter 290 – An Act Regarding Remote Participation in Public Proceedings
Public Law Chapter 291 – An act regarding Telehealth Regulations
Public Law Chapter 302 – An Act to Ensure that Children Receive Behavioral Health Services
Public Law Chapter 331 – An Act to Have Maine Join the Interstate Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
New Laws Effective September 19, 2019
Public Law Chapter 317 An Act to Impose on Mental Health Professionals a Duty to Warn and Protect http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0211&item=3&snum=129 (PDF)
Public Law Chapter 165 An Acto to Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0755&item=5&snum=129 (PDF)