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RULE §463.26 Health Service Provider in Psychology Specialty Certification

Published: 2015

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(a) Health Service Provider (HSP) in Psychology is a specialty certification from the Board available to Texas licensed psychologists who are listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers. The National Register defines a health service provider as one who is trained and experienced in the delivery of direct, preventive, assessment, and therapeutic intervention services to individuals whose growth, adjustment, or functioning is impaired, or to individuals who otherwise seek services. This credential does not constitute a license to practice psychology under the Act. The Board will continue to recognize all individuals who were certified as HSP by the Board prior to January 1, 1998, and who remain in good standing. (b) Requirements for this credential as of January 1, 1998, are:   (1) Current, active licensure by the Board as a psychologist; and   (2) Documentation submitted directly to the Board from the National Register of HSP in Psychology that the applicant is currently designated as an HSP with the National Register.   (3) Active status as an HSP in psychology requires annual renewal and payment of an annual renewal fee. After one year, if the licensee fails to renew this specialty certification, it is void. To obtain specialty certification again, reapplication is required.

Source Note: The provisions of this §463.26 adopted to be effective December 2, 1999, 24 TexReg 10550; amended to be effective June 5, 2008, 33 TexReg 4323