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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Board of Examiners of Psychology
(Amendment)

201 KAR 26:225.Renewal and reinstatement.

Section 1.

(1)

To apply for renewal, a licensed psychologist, certified psychologist with autonomous functioning, or licensed psychological practitioner shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(5); and

(c)

Have completed thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours established in 201 KAR 26:175, Section 2(1).

(2)

After the renewal date but during the three (3) month grace period, a licensed psychologist, certified psychologist with autonomous functioning, or licensed psychological practitioner shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(5);

(c)

Pay to the board a late fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 2; and

(d)

Have completed thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours established in 201 KAR 26:175, Section 2(1).

(3)

After the three (3) month grace period but less than three (3) years of cancelation, a licensed psychologist, certified psychologist with autonomous functioning, or licensed psychological practitioner shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(5);

(c)

Pay to the board a late fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 2;

(d)

Pay to the board a reinstatement fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 3; and

(e)

Complete thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours obtained within the three (3) years prior to the date of application for reinstatement.

(4)

After three (3) years of cancelation, a licensed psychologist, certified psychologist with autonomous functioning, or licensed psychological practitioner shall:

(a)

Submit a new completed application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1; and

(c)

Successfully complete the oral and structured examinations on Kentucky mental health law, ethical principles, and professional practice established in 201 KAR 26:230, Section 3(1)(b) and (4).

Section 2.

(1)

To apply for renewal, a certified psychologist or licensed psychological associate shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(6); and

(c)

Have completed thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours established in 201 KAR 26:175, Section 2(1).

(2)

After the renewal date but during the three (3) month grace period, a certified psychologist or licensed psychological associate shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(6);

(c)

Pay to the board a late fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 2; and

(d)

Complete thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours established in 201 KAR 26:175, Section 2(1).

(3)

After the three (3) month grace period but less than three (3) years of cancelation, a certified psychologist or licensed psychological associate shall:

(a)

Submit a completed Renewal Application to the board;

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1(5);

(c)

Pay to the board a late fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 2;

(d)

Pay to the board a reinstatement fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 3; and

(e)

Complete thirty-nine (39) continuing education hours obtained within the three (3) years prior to the date of application for reinstatement.

(4)

After three (3) years of cancelation, a certified psychologist or licensed psychological associate shall:

(a)

Submit a new completed application to the board; and

(b)

Pay to the board the appropriate fee established in 201 KAR 26:160, Section 1.

Section 3.

A person who previously held a credential issued by the board and applies three (3) years or more beyond the date of cancelation shall be required to meet current initial licensure requirements.

Section 4.

A credential holder may continue to practice during the grace period.

Section 5.

A person shall not engage in the practice of psychology after a license has been canceled.

Section 6.

Incorporation by Reference.

(1)

"Renewal Application", October 2021March 2017, 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, 500 Mero Street911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The material is also available on the Board's website and the address is: https://psy.ky.gov.

JEAN A. DETERS, Psy. D., Board Chair
APPROVED BY AGENCY: November 8, 2021
FILED WITH LRC: November 12, 2021 at 3:50 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall, if requested, be held on January 31, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 133, The Mayo-Underwood Building, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. All attendees shall comply with all Executive Orders relating to the State of Emergency as may be in effect on the date of the public hearing, which may be found at: https://governor.ky.gov/covid-19. Members of the public may utilize the following link to attend the meeting by video conference:
CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Winstead, Commissioner, Department of Professional Licensing, 500 Mero Street, phone (502) 782 - 8805, fax (502) 564-3969, email KevinR.Winstead@ky.gov.

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT
Contact Person:
Kevin Winstead
(1) Provide a brief summary of:
(a) What this administrative regulation does:
This administrative regulation establishes the renewal and reinstatement processes.
(b) The necessity of this administrative regulation:
This administrative regulation is required by KRS 319.032(1)(c).
(c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
This administrative regulation establishes the renewal and reinstatement processes.
(d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
This regulation assists in the effective administration of the statute by explaining how licenses can be renewed and reinstated.
(2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:
(a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation:
This amendment only updates the form.
(b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation:
See (1)(b).
(c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
See (1)(c).
(d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
See (1)(d).
(3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation:
This regulation will affect 1,772 licensed psychologists practicing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in the previous question will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including: (a) List the actions each of the regulated entities have to take to comply with this regulation or amendment: This amendment only updates the form. No additional action is necessary on the part of the regulated entities. (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities: This regulation will add no additional cost to the licensed psychologist. (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities: The entities will have an updated form to use for renewal and reinstatement.
(4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:
(a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment:
(b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3):
(c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3):
(5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost the administrative body to implement this administrative regulation:
(a) Initially:
This administrative regulation does not create a cost for the administrative body.
(b) On a continuing basis:
This administrative regulation does not create a cost for the administrative body.
(6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation:
The Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology is self-funded through the fees paid by licensees. No additional funding is necessary for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation.
(7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment:
No increases in fees or funding are necessary to implement the amendment to this administrative regulation.
(8) State whether or not this administrative regulation established any fees or directly or indirectly increased any fees:
No increases in fees or funding are necessary to implement this administrative regulation.
(9) TIERING: Is tiering applied?
Tiering is not applied because similarly situated licensees are treated similarly under this administrative regulation.

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(1) What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation?
This administrative regulation impacts the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.
(2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation.
KRS 319.032(1).
(3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.
(a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year?
This administrative regulation does not generate revenue for the Board.
(b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years?
None.
(c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year?
There are no additional costs.
(d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years?
See 3(c).
Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.
Revenues (+/-):
Expenditures (+/-):
Other Explanation:

7-Year Expiration: 9/5/2026

Last Action: 12/15/2021


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