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§ 90‑270.20. Provision of health services; certification as health services provider.

(a)        Health services, as defined in G.S. 90‑270.2(4) andG.S. 90‑270.2(8), may be provided by qualified licensed psychologicalassociates, qualified licensed psychologists holding provisional, temporary, orpermanent licenses, or qualified applicants. Qualified licensed psychologicalassociates, qualified licensed psychologists holding provisional or temporarylicenses, or qualified applicants may provide health services only undersupervision as specified in the duly adopted rules of the Board.

(b)        After January 1, 1995, any licensed psychologist who isqualified by education, who holds permanent licensure and a doctoral degree,and who provides or offers to provide health services to the public must becertified as a health services provider psychologist (HSP‑P) by theBoard. The Board shall certify as health services provider psychologists thoseapplicants who shall demonstrate at least two years of acceptable supervised healthservices experience, of which at least one year is postdoctoral. The Boardshall specify the format, setting, content, and organization of the supervisedhealth services experience or program. The Board may, upon verification ofsupervised experience and the meeting of all requirements as a licensedpsychologist, issue the license and certificate simultaneously. An applicationfee, as specified in G.S. 90‑270.18(b)(9), must be paid.

(c)        After January 1, 1995, any licensed psychological associatewho is qualified by education may be granted certification as a health servicesprovider psychological associate (HSP‑PA). The Board may, uponverification of qualifications and the meeting of all requirements as alicensed psychological associate, issue the license and certificatesimultaneously. An application fee, as specified in G.S. 90‑270.18(b)(9),must be paid.

(d)        After January 1, 1995, any licensed psychologist holding aprovisional license who is qualified by education may be granted certificationas a health services provider psychologist (provisional) (HSP‑PP) by theBoard. The Board may, upon verification of qualifications and the meeting ofall requirements for a provisional license, issue the license and certificatesimultaneously. An application fee, as specified in G.S. 90‑270.18(b)(9),must be paid.

(e)        Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of thissection, if application is made to the Board before June 30, 1994, by alicensed psychologist who is listed in the National Register of Health ServicesProviders in Psychology, or who holds permanent licensure and who candemonstrate that he or she has been engaged acceptably in the provision ofhealth services for two years or its equivalent, that licensed psychologistshall be certified as a health services provider psychologist. The applicant,in order to demonstrate two years of acceptable experience or its equivalent,must meet one of the following conditions:

(1)        The applicant is a diplomate in good standing of theAmerican Board of Professional Psychology in any of the areas of professionalpractice deemed appropriate by the Board;

(2)        The applicant has the equivalent of two years of acceptablefull‑time experience, one of which was postdoctoral, at sites wherehealth services are provided;

(3)        The applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the Boarddemonstrating that he or she has been engaged acceptably for the equivalent ofat least two years full‑time in the provision of health services; or

(4)        Any other conditions that the Board may deem acceptable.

(f)         Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of thissection, if application is made to the Board before June 30, 1994, by alicensed psychological associate who can demonstrate that he or she has beenengaged acceptably in the provision of health services under supervision fortwo years or its equivalent, that licensed psychological associate shall becertified as a health services provider psychological associate.

(g)        The Board shall have the authority to deny, revoke, orsuspend the health services provider certificate issued pursuant to thesesubsections upon a finding that the psychologist has not behaved in conformitywith the ethical and professional standards prescribed in G.S. 90‑270.15.(1985, c. 734, s. 10;1993, c. 375, s. 1; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 569, s. 13.)