House Bill 38

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Last Action 03/18/21: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 46)
Title AN ACT relating to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 46
Bill Request Number 245
Sponsors W. Thomas, L. Willner, T. Bojanowski, G. Brown Jr., K. Flood, A. Gentry, D. Graham, R. Huff, W. Lawrence, D. Lewis, M. Marzian, K. Moser, R. Palumbo, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 319 to enact and enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; allow a psychologist to hold one or more compact state licenses at a time; recognize the right of a psychologist licensed in the compact to practice telepsychology in other compact states where the psychologist is not licensed; establish conditions under which a psychologist licensed to practice in a compact state can practice telepsychology; establish the conditions under which a psychologist licensed to practice in a compact state may be granted a temporary authorization to practice; authorize a home state to take adverse action against a psychologist's license issued by the home state; allow a receiving state to take adverse action on a psychologist's authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology within that receiving state; authorize a compact state's ability to issue subpoenas for hearings and investigation as well as cease and desist and injunctive relief orders to revoke a psychologist's authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology and temporary authorization to practice; establish the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission; require the commission to provide for and maintain a Coordinated Licensure Information System (Coordinated Database) and reporting system containing licensure and disciplinary action information on psychologists participating in the compact; provide immunity for members, officers, executive director, employees and representatives of the commission who act in accordance with the provisions of the compact; authorize the commission to establish rulemaking procedures; authorize the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of state government to enforce the provisions of the compact; affirm that rules promulgated will have standing as statutory law; require provisions of the compact to become effective on the date the compact is enacted into law in the seventh compact state.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Interstate Cooperation - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Licensing - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Occupations and Professions - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Mental Health - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History


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  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0
  • received in Senate
  • to Licensing & Occupations (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-2 with Committee Substitute
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute
  • passed 94-0
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 46)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except require the privilege to practice psychology in any member state by a licensee to be suspended if he or she changes residences from a member state to a state that is not a part of the compact; allow a member state to recover the costs of investigations and disposition of cases resulting from adverse action taken against a psychologist; require the administrator of the data system to notify any remote states the licensee has the privilege to practice; prohibit the commission from changing laws that define the practice of psychology of a member state; if not a closed meeting, require all minutes, documents, and recordings of meetings to be made available to members of the public upon request at the requestor's expense; and give the board 60 days to review a rule adopted by the commission for the purpose of filing the rule as an emergency administrative regulation.
Index Headings Interstate Cooperation - Psychologists, interstate compact
Licensing - Psychologists, interstate compact
Occupations and Professions - Psychologists, interstate compact

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