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RULE §463.27Temporary License for Persons Licensed in Other States

(a) A temporary license may be issued to an applicant seeking to practice in this state for a limited time and purpose, such as serving as an expert witness in court or assisting a patient with transitioning to a mental health practitioner in Texas. To be eligible for temporary licensure, an applicant must:

  (1) submit a completed application for temporary licensure, setting forth a brief description of the type of psychological services to be provided;

  (2) pay the application fee;

  (3) submit proof that the applicant is actively licensed, certified, or registered as a psychologist or psychological associate by another jurisdiction having requirements substantially equal to those prescribed by the Psychologists' Licensing Act;

  (4) submit documentation directly from the jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed indicating that the applicant is in good standing with that jurisdiction;

  (5) be supervised (sponsorship) by a psychologist licensed in this state; and

  (6) provide documentation that the applicant has passed the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology at the Texas cut-off for the type of temporary license sought.

(b) Substantial equivalency of another jurisdiction's requirements may be documented by the applicant providing a copy of the other jurisdiction's regulations with the pertinent sections highlighted to indicate training and exam requirements for a particular type of license. The material is then reviewed for substantial equivalency by the Board. An applicant need not demonstrate substantial equivalency if the applicant is licensed in a jurisdiction with which the Board has reciprocity.

(c) Applicants for temporary licensure who hold a current Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, status as a National Health Service Provider, or designation as a specialist from the American Board of Professional Psychology may have documentation from the credentialing entity sent directly to the Board as compliance with and in lieu of subsection (a)(3) and (6) of this section.

(d) For a psychologist practicing under a temporary license issued pursuant to this rule, the supervision required by subsection (a)(5) of this section shall consist of sponsorship by a psychologist licensed in this state. The sponsoring psychologist must be available for consultation with the temporary licensee, but otherwise has no supervisory responsibility for the temporary license holder or the services provided under the temporary license.

(e) Applicants meeting the requirements for temporary licensure shall be granted a temporary license authorizing the delivery of psychological services for no more than thirty days. Upon utilization of the full thirty days, or the expiration of one year from the date of licensure, whichever occurs first, the temporary license shall expire.

(f) A temporary licensee must submit written notification to the Board of the dates he or she intends to deliver psychological services in this state, at least 24 hours prior to the delivery of those services. Psychological services may not be provided in this state under a temporary license on any date not approved by the Board.

(g) Temporary licensees are subject to all applicable laws governing the practice of psychology in this state, including the Psychologists' Licensing Act and Board rules.

(h) An applicant for permanent licensure in this state is not eligible for temporary licensure. Upon receipt of an application for permanent licensure by a temporary license holder, any temporary license held by an applicant shall expire without further action or notice by the Board.

(i) A temporary license holder may not apply for another temporary license until the expiration of one year from the date of issuance of their last temporary license, regardless of whether that license is active or expired.

(j) A temporary license holder delivering psychological services while situated in this state, must display a copy of his or her temporary license, unless otherwise prohibited or it would be impractical to do so.

Source Note: The provisions of this §463.27 adopted to be effective June 24, 2015, 40 TexReg 3821; amended to be effective December 18, 2017, 42 TexReg 7162; amended to be effective December 18, 2018, 43 TexReg 8121

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