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CURRENT EVENTS

NEW: LSBEP is currently engaged in Rulemaking (12/9/2022)

LSBEP is currently engaged in Rulemaking and has published 4 Notices of Intent to amend/adopt rules in the November 20, 2022 Louisiana Register for the following:

PROPOSED: Training, Credentials and Scope of Practice for Neuropsychology Specialty Designation and Provisional Licensure; other technical corrections (LAC 46:LXIII. 100, 102, 103, 108, 201, 303, 305, 307, 701, 702, 705, 709, 1002, 1201, 1205, 1213, 1401, 1403, 1405, 1407, 1409,  1701, 1702, 1705, 1903, 1905, 3402 and 3403)

PROPOSED: Registration of Assistant to a Psychologist (LAC 46:LXIII. 601, 1100, 1101, 1103, 1105, 1107, and 1109)

PROPOSED: Continuing Education, Exemptions and Fees (LAC 46:LXIII. 601, 603, 803, 805, 806, 811, 905 and 4001)

PROPOSED: Code of Ethics for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LAC 46:LXIII. Sections 4201, 4203, 4205, 4207, 4209, 4211)

A Rules Hearing is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 16, 2022. To view the Notices of Intent and comments form, please visit the rulemaking page: https://lsbep.org/rule-making/

NEW: LSBEP's QUARTERLY MEETING SCHEDULE

Effective January 2023 LSBEP will be moving to a quarterly meeting schedule.  The Board’s daily functioning will continue through the authority delegated by the LSBEP to examining board members, committees, and staff.  CLICK HERE for more information.

2022 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The nominations period to fill the vacancy of the Board Member seat occurring on July 1, 2023, is now CLOSED. The election to fill this seat will open on December 1, 2022.  CLICK HERE for more information about the election process. 

CLICK HERE to read A MESSAGE FROM BOARD CHAIR, GREGORY GORMANOUS related to the upcoming 2022 Election.

LSSP CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Licensed Specialist In School Psychology Committee (LSSP Committee) meets quarterly in accordance with the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46: Section 3202.G.. Meetings are held at the Board office unless otherwise indicated in the meeting notice.  Special meetings may be called by the board chair or governor.

 If you are interested in serving as an LSSP Committee Member.  The next vacancy will require an LSSP to fill the term 7/1/2023 – June 30, 2026. Please contact Jaime Monic (jaime.monic@la.gov) if you are interested in serving on this Committee.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

LSBEP’s 2022 Continuing Education Webinar

Date:   Friday, December 2, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST

Expert Speaker:  Dr. Cynthia de las Fuentes, Ph.D.

Course Sponsorship and Credit: This activity is sponsored by the LSBEP and approved for 2 hours of continuing education in ethics or multicultural issues for Louisiana Licensed Psychologists, Louisiana Provisionally Licensed Psychologists and Louisiana Licensed Specialists in School Psychology. Registrants licensed in other jurisdictions should check to see if LSBEP CE credit is accepted in their jurisdiction.

A LIVE ZOOM EVENT:

CLICK HERE  FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

OTHER NEWS

NOTICE: ASPPB’s PLUS APPLICATION:  ASPPB has notified LSBEP that they are phasing out the PLUS Application. After January 31, 2022, ASPPB will no longer accept new PLUS Applicants from Louisiana.

Louisiana will continue to accept and process PLUS Applications for those applicants who are currently in the PLUS system. New applications received after January 31, 2022 will be processed on Louisiana’s forms.

Letter to ASPPB re LSBEP Position on EPPP-Part 2 (7/20/2018)

LSBEP EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

The LSBEP is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our team. Click on the link below to learn more :
1.    Complaints Coordinator (Contract)
2.    The LSBEP is currently accepting letters of interest & resumes (with references) for Executive Counsel (In-house Attorney).
3.    As of April 9, 2022, LSBEP is no longer accepting applications for Administrative Assistant.

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Information for Louisiana Licensed Psychologists temporarily displaced by Hurricane Ida

  1. As soon as possible, please email the LSBEP with your temporary location. Include contact information you want to make publicly available to clients/patients trying to locate you.
  2. A psychologist who is temporarily displaced and also currently licensed or temporarily registered to practice psychology in Louisiana is not prohibited from providing services to a client/patient who is also located in Louisiana. Services may be in person or  via Telepsychology while the Louisiana Psychologist is in another state. HOWEVER, please be advised that there may be additional requirements imposed by the state/jurisdiction where you or your client are are temporarily located.

LSBEP has collected the following information to help you navigate your practice if you or your patients are currently displaced from Hurricane Ida. This table will be updated as additional states provide information.

State where you are temporarily located Licensure Requirements Link to jurisdiction licensing/temporary practice information
TEXAS Texas requires a psychologist to apply for a temporary license to practice from within, or into their state. https://www.bhec.texas.gov/wp content/uploads/2020/09/AppTempLicense-2020Sept.pdf
MISSISSIPPI   Contact Stacie Sharp, Executive Director Mississippi Board of Psychology 601-576-2577 or email: Admin@msbop.ms.gov
ALABAMA

Alabama allows for 30 days of temporary practice per calendar year.  Part Alabama is under a State of Emergency because of Hurricane Ida and the entire state is under a Public Health SOE because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  These two SOEs allow providers to register for temporary Emergency Practice to provide services in and/or into and/or from Alabama.  

Link to Alabama’s registration form:

Alabama registration form 

NEW MEXICO

Psychologists who are providing services to a patient/client who is in New Mexico must be licensed in New Mexico.  If the Psychologist is providing services to a patient who is in another jurisdiction, falls under that jurisdiction’s authority. A Temporary License is available. A temporary license shall be valid for six months and is not subject to extension or renewal, unless a federal or state public health emergency is declared pursuant to the Public Health Emergency Response Act [Chapter 12, Article 10A NMSA 1978] and directly impacts the applicant; in which case, an applicant’s temporary license shall be automatically extended for the duration of the public health emergency and for an additional six months, beginning on the day that the public health emergency ends.

Applications for a Temporary License can be obtained through the following link:

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ARKANSAS Information not yet available.  
FLORIDA Information not yet available.  
CALIFORNIA California allows a psychologist to practice from within, or into their state for 30 days in a calendar year without requiring an application. If a psychologist intends to practice for longer than 30 days, an application is required. https://www.psychology.ca.gov/ licensees/faq.shtml
OREGON Oregon requires a psychologist to apply for a temporary license to practice from within, or into their state. https://www.oregon.gov/psychology/Pages/Permit.aspx
NEW YORK

New York allows a psychologist licensed in another state to practice in New York (in person or virtually) one time, upon filing of notice with the State Board as set out in Part 72.5 of NYCRR:

A psychologist eligible for exempt practice in accordance with section 7605(4) of the Education Law, shall notify the department of the time and place of such exempt practice. Practice under this one-time exemption shall not exceed 10 consecutive business days or a total of 15 business days in a 90-day period.

The law and regulations are online at:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/psychlaw.htm

OTHERS Information not yet available.  

 

COVID-19 PREPARATION AND PREVENTION IN YOUR PRACTICE: Updated: 11/3/2020 – The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (“Board”) is aware of the threat that COVID-19 poses.  The following information is being provided to keep you apprised of all orders and provide applicable resources and information to individuals licensed by this Board: