201 KAR 26:250. Employment of a psychological associate

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/026/250.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 26:250.

Employment of a psychological associate.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

319.032(1)(b), (l), 319.064(5)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS 319.032(1)(b), (l)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 319.032(1)(l) requires the board to promulgate an

administrative regulation governing the supervision and employment of a

licensed psychological associate. KRS 319.064(5) prohibits a licensed

psychological associate from practicing independently, except under the

employment and supervision of a board approved licensed psychologist. This

administrative regulation establishes the requirements for the employment of a

licensed psychological associate.

 

      Section 1.

Employment of a licensed psychological associate by a regional mental

health/mental retardation board, college or university, or government agency

shall not be considered independent practice.

 

      Section 2. A

licensed psychological associate may be employed in a supervisor's independent

practice, if the supervisor is responsible for the direction and control of the

practice of the licensed psychological associate.

 

      Section 3. A special

application shall:

      (1) Be submitted to

the board by the supervisor of record and a licensed psychological associate

if:

      (a)1. The licensed

psychological associate is employed in an independent practice; and

      2. The supervisor of

record is not the employer; or

      (b) The employer is

not an organization listed in Section 1 of this administrative regulation;

      (2) Be approved by

the board before the practice begins;

      (3) Identify the licensed

psychological associate, supervisor, and employer; and

      (4) Certify that:

      (a) The supervising

licensed psychologist is not hired, employed or engaged under contract by the

licensed psychological associate and shall not be terminated by the licensed psychological

associate;

      (b) The licensed

psychological associate is not one of the owners of the independent practice or

organization, but rather serves as an employee; and

      (c) The licensed

psychological associate has both administrative and clinical supervision which

are provided by the independent practice or organization.

      (5) The arrangement

described in the application shall be approved by the board before the practice

begins.

 

      Section 4. A

licensed psychological associate who works as an employee for more than one (1)

independent practice or organization shall obtain approval from the board of a

supervisor of record for each independent practice or organization and shall

comply with 201 KAR 26:171 for approval to have more than two (2) supervisors of

record.

 

      Section 5. In all

communications and advertising with the public, the licensed psychological

associate's relationship with the employer and the supervisor shall be clearly

indicated.

 

      Section 6. The

licensed psychological associate and the supervisor shall comply with the

requirements for supervision established in 201 KAR 26:171.

 

      Section 7.

Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Special Application/Employment of a

Psychological Associate", (January 2002 edition), is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material

may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at

the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(24 Ky.R. 1182; Am. 1669; eff. 2-17-98; 28 Ky.R. 1484; 1819; eff. 2-7-2002.)