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NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE ACTIONS

BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS

Ohio Board of Psychology: Notice of Proposed Rule Actions

 

The following information is being provided pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 2011-01K and SB2 of the 129th General Assembly, which require state agencies, including the State Board of Psychology, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB2), and provide an opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules. Every five years, all state agencies must file each rule (regulation) for examination and determination that they are still necessary.

 

Rules are being proposed in order to comply with the state’s 5-year rule filing requirement, including rule amendments, and in response to HB83, effective March 20, 2014, which increased several fees and updated the law in a number of areas.

 

The proposed rules cover the following topics:

4732-1-02 Application for licensure—Proposed to be Amended

4732-1-03 Fees—Proposed to be Amended

4732-1-05 License certificate and card—Proposed to be Amended

4732-1-06 Biennial registration—Proposed to be Amended

4732-2-01 Scope, responsibilities, and requirements for continuing education—Proposed to be Amended

4732-2-02 Procedures for recording, filing, and reporting continuing education—Proposed to be Amended

4732-7-01 Licensure for applicants licensed or certified by another jurisdiction—Proposed to be Amended

4732-9-01 Requirements for admission to the examination for a psychologist license—Proposed to be Amended

4732-9-02 Requirements for admission to the examination for a school psychologist license—Proposed to be Amended

4732-11-01 Licensure examinations—Proposed to be Amended

4732-11-04 Subjects for the examination for a psychologist license—Proposed to be Rescinded

4732-11-05 Subjects for the examination for a psychologist license—Proposed to be Rescinded

4732-13-04 Requirements pertaining to supervision—Proposed to be Amended

4732-15-01 Titles to be used by unlicensed persons—Proposed to be Amended

4732-17-01 General rules of professional conduct pursuant to section 4732.17 of the Revised Code—Proposed to be Amended

4732-17-02 Ethics governing research—Proposed to be Rescinded

4732-17-02 Research ethics and safeguards—New rule prosed to replace rescinded rule

4732-17-03 Bases and procedures for disciplinary actions—Proposed to be Amended

If you wish to comment on any of the proposed rule actions, please reply to the Ohio Board of Psychology at ronald.ross@psy.ohio.gov AND copy your email to the Common Sense Initiatives Office at CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov.

 

Comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until close of business on December 5, 2014.

 

Thank you.

License Reinstatement

The online license renewal portal is now closed. To reinstate your license please visit the Psychologist or School Psychologist pages for more information.

For Continuing Education questions, please contact OPA-MCE Office at (614) 224-9620 or (888) 672-6231 or OSPA-MCE at 614-414-5980 or email at ospa1997@aol.com.

Oral Exam Schedule FY15

Oral Examinations are held in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts located at 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.  To determine the exact location of any oral examination please call the office at (877) 779-7446.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION CHANGES FOR 2016

MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION (MCE) REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FOR 2016 RENEWAL (ORC 4732.141)

Beginning with the new biennium which begins on September 1, 2014 and ends on August 31, 2016, each license holder is required to have at least four hours of continuing education in one or more of the following areas:

1) Professional conduct;

2) Ethics; and/or

3) The role of culture, ethnic identity, or both in the provision of psychological assessment, consultation, or psychological interventions, or a combination thereof.

The total hour requirement remains 23 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CE COURSES must be sent to OPA or OSPA for certification before the associations send the hours to the Board. This includes APA-approved courses. Unless you send CE certificates to OPA or OSPA, they will have no way of knowing that the course was completed! The State Board of Psychology does not accept CE certificates directly.

Board Meeting Schedule FY15

Meetings, committee meetings and workgroups of the Board are open to the public and are generally held in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts located at 77 S. High St., Columbus 43215.  To determine the exact location of any meeting please call the office at (877) 779-7446.

Board Meeting: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:30AM

Board Meeting: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30AM

Board Meeting: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 9:30AM

Board Meeting:  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:30AM

Board Retreat: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:30AM

Board Meeting: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30AM

Human Trafficking in Ohio

​Jan. 9, 2014 - Today, Gov. John Kasich kicked off a new public awareness campaign to ramp-up Ohio’s ongoing fight against human trafficking, the illegal trade of people for commercial sex or forced labor exploitation that enslaves approximately 1,000 Ohioans every year. The new campaign, led by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, gives Ohioans new resources for how they can personally help combat the problem by reporting suspicious activity. It also is aimed at connecting with trafficking victims themselves, with outreach materials in places where they are likely to see them, such as public transit sites and highway rest areas. Details of the campaign can be found here: HumanTrafficking.Ohio.Gov.

Human trafficking – the illegal trade of human beings for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor – is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises worldwide. Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims of human trafficking and 3,016 more are at-risk for exploitation.

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

These links provide information related to frequently asked questions.  If you can not find an answer to your specific question, please consult the staff list and contact the appropriate person in the Board's office.

What every pscyhologist applicant should know

Do I need permission to practice in Ohio if I am licensed in another state?

How do I file a complaint?

What are my rights to my psychological records?

What is a parent's right to his/her child's/children's record(s)?

How can I verify a psychologist's license?

UPDATE TO ORC 4732!

Effective March 20, 2014

Several Highlights of Legislative Changes to ORC § 4732:

  • Allows readmission to the EPPP after 30 days, rather than 6 months
  • Permits the Board to consider emergency summary suspension of a licensee via teleconference
  • Permits the Board to issue investigation-related subpoenas under strict circumstances
  • Permits the Board to refer a licensee or applicant for medical or psychological evaluation with cause
  • Adds bases for disciplinary action consistent with other healthcare regulatory boards
  • Eliminates the "second mailing" of license renewal notices
  • Adds a license category for Retired Psychologists and School Psychologists, effective renewal 2016
  • Establishes fee increases or new fees: license renewal fee from $350 to $360 effective renewal 2016, to $365 effective renewal 2020; application and initial licensure fee from $125 to $300 effective 3/20/2014; written verification of licensure from $0 to $40 effective 3/20/14; nonresident application for permission for temporary practice in Ohio from $0 to $75; retired psychologist or school psychologist status $50 during biennial renewal effective renewal 2016
  • Retains the twenty-three hour MCE requirement but will require an additional hour of MCE in ethics and professional conduct (4 hours) and includes MCE in the role of culture and/or ethnic identity as part of that category, effective renewal 2016
  • Permits the Board to require CE in the provision of psychological supervision
  • Allows the Board to develop or approve a colleague assistance program and allow the Board to refer licensees and applicants to the program as part of its enforcement responsibilities

Please read the law and do not rely exclusively on this courtesy summary.

 

Ronald Ross, Ph.D.

Executive Director