Section .2800 - Ancillary Services

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Published: 2015

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21 NCAC 54 .2801             SCOPE

(a)  Pursuant to G.S. 90-270.21, licensed psychologists

(provisional and permanent), licensed psychological associates, or temporary

licensees, all of whom shall be identified as "psychologists" under

G.S. 90-270.2(9), may employ or supervise unlicensed individuals to provide

ancillary services.  The psychologist shall, at all times, retain full

professional responsibility for the quality of the services rendered and for

the effects of the services upon the client, patient, or other individuals. 

This responsibility for the quality of services delivered by supervisees and

for the welfare of the client or patient shall be no different than if the

psychologist had provided the services in person.  The psychologist shall have

had face-to-face contact during the course of services with all patients,

clients, or other recipients of services who are provided ancillary services by

unlicensed persons as part of the psychologist’s services.

(b)  Ancillary services shall be considered to be only those

activities which an individual shall engage in for the purpose of providing

assistance to a psychologist in providing psychological services to patients,

clients, and their families.  Not included as ancillary services are those

clerical and administrative services which are not directly related to

assisting a psychologist in the provision of psychological services.

(c)  Failure of any psychologist to train ancillary services

personnel, to ensure that training has occurred, or to supervise ancillary

services personnel may subject that psychologist to disciplinary action

pursuant to G.S. 90-270.15(a).

(d)  The Board shall have the authority to restrict or

revoke a psychologist's privilege to utilize unlicensed individuals to provide

ancillary services for the following reasons:

(1)           evidence that the psychologist is not

competent to supervise ancillary services personnel;

(2)           evidence that the psychologist has failed

to adhere to legal or ethical standards;

(3)           evidence that there is a lack of congruence

between the psychologist's training, experience, and area of practice and the

ancillary services personnel's area(s) of practice;

(4)           evidence that the psychologist has a

license against which disciplinary or remedial action has been taken; or

(5)           evidence that an unlicensed person in the

psychologist's employment or under the psychologist's supervision has violated

any provision of G.S. 90-270.15(a), which would otherwise apply to licensed



History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.9; 90-270.21;

Eff. April 1, 2003.