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Reminders About Ethics Questions and Available Options

Licensees are expected to have a reasonable working knowledge of the laws and rules governing psychologists and school psychologists and of relevant professional standards and guidelines. Licensees have options when faced with ethical dilemmas or questions about applying the laws and rules to professional practice:

  • Professional associations (e.g., OPA and APA) provide ethics consultations as a member benefit
  • Knowledgeable colleagues might offer valuable experience and direction relative to professional issues
  • Liability insurance carriers might provide advice and direction on professional practice issues
  • Attorneys with expertise in mental health practice are a critical source for actual legal advice
  • The Board web site offers reminders and alerts on various issues

The Board office staff can provide references to laws, rules, and Board policy.