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RULE §465.4Employment of Individuals Not Licensed by This Board

(a) Individuals Licensed in Another Profession. Psychologists may employ or utilize individuals who are licensed members of another profession to provide only activities or services permitted by the applicable license or licenses held by that individual. In addition, a Board licensee may supervise a licensed member of another profession to the extent permissible by the other profession's statute and regulations. Any service provided by the licensed member of another profession may not be described or represented to the patient or client as psychological services, and the individual must be clearly identified to the patient or client as a licensee of the applicable profession who is providing services pursuant to that individual's own license.

(b) Unlicensed, Non-Exempt Individuals. Psychologists may employ unlicensed, non-exempt individuals only to perform services which do not constitute the practice of psychology or the activities and services of another licensed profession. Permissible duties include:

  (1) Secretarial and clerical duties such as scheduling appointments or processing insurance forms;

  (2) Data gathering, such as administering, proctoring, or scoring non-projective tests, obtaining histories or obtaining documentation for record keeping purposes, provided that it does not require psychological education or involve the provision of psychological services; and

  (3) Technical, educational, or other duties that are adjunctive to and incorporated into the provision of psychological services such as providing educational information or assisting a client's work with a computer, special equipment or special materials, provided that the duties do not require psychological education or involve the provision of psychological services or the services or activities of another licensed profession.

Source Note: The provisions of this §465.4 adopted to be effective September 4, 1997, 22 TexReg 8547; amended to be effective November 29, 2001, 26 TexReg 9629; amended to be effective May 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 2863

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