- About The Board
- Psychological Technicians
The Mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists is to protect the public by regulating the practice of psychology in Oklahoma to ensure that only properly qualified psychologists practice psychology in the state and that the psychology profession as a whole is conducted in the public's best interest.
PSYPACT - PROPOSED RULES - COMMENT PERIOD:
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment. The Proposed Rules can be found HERE.
These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is October 3, 2023.
Written comments can be submitted via the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/PublicComment) and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on October 3, 2023.
A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission’s Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 16, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Interested parties may participate, and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/Meetings) 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION THAT MAY BE APPLICABLE TO YOUR PRACTICE:
Oklahoma Law requires that an individual must be licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to provide psychological services in Oklahoma or be exempt under the Psychologists Licensing Act. At its meeting on September 11, 2020, the Board adopted the document “Things to consider when providing services through Telepsychology" for psychologists to use as a resource when providing telepsychology services to clients in Oklahoma.
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9. The activities and services of a nonresident of this state who renders consulting or other psychological services if such activities and services are rendered for a period which does not exceed in the aggregate more than five (5) days during any year and if the nonresident is authorized pursuant to the laws of the state or country of the person's residence to perform these activities and services. Such person shall inform the Board prior to initiation of services;
Should you require more than the five days allowed by Oklahoma law, please consider obtaining a license to practice in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Psychological Association for a referral to an Oklahoma licensed psychologist, or consider obtaining an E.Passport certificate from ASPPB to practice under the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries.
PRACTICE DURING COVID-19 – In determining best practice guidelines during this emergency, you are encouraged to follow the guidance of your national, state, and local governments. The following resources are available to help you stay informed and prepared.
- Informed Consent Checklist for Telepsychology Services
- Office and Technology Checklist for Telepsychology Services
- APA General Resource – Pandemics
- APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
- APA: Telepsychology Best Practice 101 Webinar Series
- APA: Comparing the latest telehealth solutions
Oklahoma State Department of Health – updates regarding COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency. The notice can be found on the HHS website here: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html
CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE:
421 NW 13th Street, Suite 180
Oklahoma City, OK 73103