|(a) The Board may issue an emergency limited temporary
license to practice psychology if:
(1) the Governor declares a disaster under §418.014
of the Government Code and issues a proclamation in accordance with §418.016
suspending regulatory statutes and rules which would prevent, hinder,
or delay necessary action in coping with the declared disaster;
(2) the Executive Director determines that enacting
these emergency licensing provisions are necessary in that disaster
(3) the applicant meets the requirements set forth
(b) An emergency limited temporary license issued pursuant
to this rule will expire thirty (30) days after issuance or upon termination
of the state of disaster, whichever occurs first.
(c) An emergency limited temporary license issued pursuant
to this rule is valid only for the practice of psychology within the
disaster area designated by the governor.
(d) To be eligible for an emergency limited temporary
license to practice psychology, an applicant must:
(1) submit an application on a board-approved form;
(2) submit written verification that the applicant
is actively licensed, certified, or registered as a psychologist,
psychological associate, or specialist in school psychology and in
good standing in another jurisdiction.
(e) For purposes of subsection (d) of this section,
the term "good standing" means there is not current disciplinary action
on your out-of-state psychology license(s).
(f) An emergency limited temporary license may be renewed
for an additional thirty (30) day period if the disaster declaration
has not expired or been terminated. To renew a license, an individual
must submit a renewal application on a board-approved form on or before
the license expiration date.
(g) An individual practicing under an emergency limited
temporary license must:
(1) display a copy of his or her emergency limited
temporary license in a conspicuous location when delivering psychological
services, or provide written notification of the license number and
instructions on how to verify the status of a license when obtaining
(2) provide notification to the public in a manner
consistent with Board rule §469.2 of this title (relating to
Public Complaint Notification Statement), that complaints can be filed
with the Board; and
(3) comply with all other applicable board rules.
(h) There will be no fee associated with the application,
issuance, or renewal of an emergency limited temporary license.