201 KAR 26:280. Licensed psychological associate: application procedures and temporary license

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/026/280.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 26:280. Licensed psychological

associate: application procedures and temporary license.


      RELATES TO: KRS 319.064

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 319.032(1)(a), (c)


319.032(1)(a) and (c) require the board to promulgate administrative

regulations establishing the requirements for an applicant for licensure as a

psychological associate. This administrative regulation establishes the

requirements for applicants for licensure, and the conditions for a temporary



      Section 1. Application. (1) An

application for a credential to perform certain functions as a licensed

psychological associate may be submitted after the requirements established in

KRS 319.064(2) are met.

      (2) The application required by

subsection (1) of this section shall be made by submitting a completed Form

Psy-1, as incorporated in 201 KAR 26:155, to the board. The application shall:

      (a) Include a certification by the

applicant that the:

      1. Information in the application is

true, correct, and complete to the best of his or her knowledge and belief; and

      2. Applicant is aware that the board may

take disciplinary action if the application contains a misrepresentation or

falsification; and

      (b) Be accompanied by:

      1. A check or money order payable to the

Kentucky State Treasurer for the application fee as required by 201 KAR 26:160;

      2. Three (3) letters of reference from

persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's professional ability, including

two (2) persons who have received a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D. Psy.D., or

Ed.D.); and

      3. An official transcript for all levels

of education required for licensure.


      Section 2. Temporary Licensure. (1) An

applicant may request permission to perform functions as a licensed

psychological associate on a temporary basis pursuant to KRS 319.064(3).

      (2) The request for a temporary

credential shall be co-signed by the candidate and the proposed supervisor, who

shall be a licensed psychologist approved by the board and who holds the health

services provider designation.

      (3) The period of temporary licensure

shall be terminated upon successful completion of all credentials and

examination procedures or if the candidate fails to pass the EPPP within one

(1) year of the date of the notice of approval by the board for a temporary license.


      Section 3. Grace Period for Submission of

Credentials. In order to allow for processing of the candidate’s materials by

the board, there shall be a grace period not to exceed sixty (60) days within

which a candidate who has completed his or her degree requirements may begin

employment by an agency to practice psychology under supervision with a

board-approved supervisor.

      (1) Upon acceptance of employment, the

candidate and the licensed psychologist who shall serve as the supervisor shall

immediately submit a letter of notice to the board indicating that he or she

has begun to practice in Kentucky and that application materials are

forthcoming. Failure to submit this notice may be deemed as grounds for

disciplinary action against the candidate and the supervisor.

      (2) It is the responsibility of the

candidate to ensure that all materials are forwarded to the board within thirty

(30) days from the date of agency employment. Once the application is complete,

the board shall review the material at its next scheduled meeting and, if

appropriate, issue either a temporary or permanent credential. If the candidate

does not meet the requirements for the credential, or if their application

material is insufficient to take any action, he or she shall be directed to

cease practice until the requirements are met.

      (3) The grace period shall not be

extended beyond sixty (60) days. A candidate who fails to achieve approval

within this timeframe shall not practice psychology until credentialed by the


      (4) Upon filing the notice set forth in

subsection (1) of this section, the candidate is deemed to be practicing

psychology under the jurisdiction of the board, and is subject to all relevant

laws and regulations. (28 Ky.R. 1520; Am. 1820; eff. 2-7-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1014;

1515; eff. 3-8-05.)