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455.50(2)(g) (g) “E.Passport" means: a certificate issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) that promotes the standardization in the criteria of interjurisdictional telepsychology practice and facilitates the process for licensed psychologists to provide telepsychological services across state lines.
455.50(2)(gm) (gm) “Executive board" means: a group of directors elected or appointed to act on behalf of, and within the powers granted to them by, the commission.
455.50(2)(h) (h) “Home state" means: a compact state where a psychologist is licensed to practice psychology. If the psychologist is licensed in more than one compact state and is practicing under the authorization to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology, the home state is the compact state where the psychologist is physically present when the telepsychological services are delivered. If the psychologist is licensed in more than one compact state and is practicing under the temporary authorization to practice, the home state is any compact state where the psychologist is licensed.
455.50(2)(hm) (hm) “Identity history summary" means: a summary of information retained by the FBI, or other designee with similar authority, in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.
455.50(2)(i) (i) “In-person, face-to-face" means: interactions in which the psychologist and the client/patient are in the same physical space and which does not include interactions that may occur through the use of telecommunication technologies.
455.50(2)(im) (im) “Interjurisdictional practice certificate (IPC)" means: a certificate issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) that grants temporary authority to practice based on notification to the state psychology regulatory authority of intention to practice temporarily, and verification of one's qualifications for such practice.
455.50(2)(j) (j) “License" means: authorization by a state psychology regulatory authority to engage in the independent practice of psychology, which would be unlawful without the authorization.
455.50(2)(jm) (jm) “Non-compact state" means: any state which is not at the time a compact state.
455.50(2)(k) (k) “Psychologist" means: an individual licensed for the independent practice of psychology.
455.50(2)(km) (km) “Psychology interjurisdictional compact commission" also referred to as “commission" means: the national administration of which all compact states are members.
455.50(2)(L) (L) “Receiving state" means: a compact state where the client/patient is physically located when the telepsychological services are delivered.
455.50(2)(Lm) (Lm) “Rule" means: a written statement by the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission promulgated pursuant to sub. (11) that is of general applicability, implements, interprets, or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact, or an organizational, procedural, or practice requirement of the commission and has the force and effect of statutory law in a compact state, and includes the amendment, repeal or suspension of an existing rule.
455.50(2)(m) (m) “Significant investigatory information" means:
455.50(2)(m)1. 1. Investigative information that a state psychology regulatory authority, after a preliminary inquiry that includes notification and an opportunity to respond if required by state law, has reason to believe, if proven true, would indicate more than a violation of state statute or ethics code that would be considered more substantial than minor infraction; or
455.50(2)(m)2. 2. Investigative information that indicates that the psychologist represents an immediate threat to public health and safety regardless of whether the psychologist has been notified and/or had an opportunity to respond.
455.50(2)(mm) (mm) “State" means: a state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia.
455.50(2)(n) (n) “State psychology regulatory authority" means: the board, office or other agency with the legislative mandate to license and regulate the practice of psychology.
455.50(2)(nm) (nm) “Telepsychology" means: the provision of psychological services using telecommunication technologies.
455.50(2)(o) (o) “Temporary authorization to practice" means: a licensed psychologist's authority to conduct temporary in-person, face-to-face practice, within the limits authorized under this compact, in another compact state.
455.50(2)(om) (om) “Temporary in-person, face-to-face practice" means: where a psychologist is physically present (not through the use of telecommunications technologies), in the distant state to provide for the practice of psychology for 30 days within a calendar year and based on notification to the distant state.
455.50(3) (3) Article III — Home state licensure.
455.50(3)(a) (a) The home state shall be a compact state where a psychologist is licensed to practice psychology.
455.50(3)(b) (b) A psychologist may hold one or more compact state licenses at a time. If the psychologist is licensed in more than one compact state, the home state is the compact state where the psychologist is physically present when the services are delivered as authorized by the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology under the terms of this compact.
455.50(3)(c) (c) Any compact state may require a psychologist not previously licensed in a compact state to obtain and retain a license to be authorized to practice in the compact state under circumstances not authorized by the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology under the terms of this compact.
455.50(3)(d) (d) Any compact state may require a psychologist to obtain and retain a license to be authorized to practice in a compact state under circumstances not authorized by temporary authorization to practice under the terms of this compact.
455.50(3)(e) (e) A home state's license authorizes a psychologist to practice in a receiving state under the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology only if the compact state:
455.50(3)(e)1. 1. Currently requires the psychologist to hold an active E.Passport;
455.50(3)(e)2. 2. Has a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about licensed individuals;
455.50(3)(e)3. 3. Notifies the commission, in compliance with the terms herein, of any adverse action or significant investigatory information regarding a licensed individual;
455.50(3)(e)4. 4. Requires an identity history summary of all applicants at initial licensure, including the use of the results of fingerprints or other biometric data checks compliant with the requirements of the federal bureau of investigation (FBI), or other designee with similar authority, no later than ten years after activation of the compact; and
455.50(3)(e)5. 5. Complies with the bylaws and rules of the commission.
455.50(3)(f) (f) A home state's license grants temporary authorization to practice to a psychologist in a distant state only if the compact state:
455.50(3)(f)1. 1. Currently requires the psychologist to hold an active IPC;
455.50(3)(f)2. 2. Has a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about licensed individuals;
455.50(3)(f)3. 3. Notifies the commission, in compliance with the terms herein, of any adverse action or significant investigatory information regarding a licensed individual;
455.50(3)(f)4. 4. Requires an identity history summary of all applicants at initial licensure, including the use of the results of fingerprints or other biometric data checks compliant with the requirements of the federal bureau of investigation (FBI), or other designee with similar authority, no later than ten years after activation of the compact; and
455.50(3)(f)5. 5. Complies with the bylaws and rules of the commission.
455.50(4) (4) Article IV — Compact privilege to practice telepsychology.
455.50(4)(a)(a) Compact states shall recognize the right of a psychologist, licensed in a compact state in conformance with sub. (3), to practice telepsychology in other compact states (receiving states) in which the psychologist is not licensed, under the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology as provided in the compact.
455.50(4)(b) (b) To exercise the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology under the terms and provisions of this compact, a psychologist licensed to practice in a compact state must:
455.50(4)(b)1. 1. Hold a graduate degree in psychology from an institute of higher education that was, at the time the degree was awarded:
455.50(4)(b)1.a. a. Regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. department of education to grant graduate degrees, or authorized by provincial statute or royal charter to grant doctoral degrees; or
455.50(4)(b)1.b. b. A foreign college or university deemed to be equivalent to subd. 1. a. by a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or by a recognized foreign credential evaluation service; and
455.50(4)(b)2. 2. Hold a graduate degree in psychology that meets the following criteria:
455.50(4)(b)2.a. a. The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a psychology program. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists;
455.50(4)(b)2.b. b. The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent, organizational entity within the institution;
455.50(4)(b)2.c. c. There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines;
455.50(4)(b)2.d. d. The program must consist of an integrated, organized sequence of study;
455.50(4)(b)2.e. e. There must be an identifiable psychology faculty sufficient in size and breadth to carry out its responsibilities;
455.50(4)(b)2.f. f. The designated director of the program must be a psychologist and a member of the core faculty;
455.50(4)(b)2.g. g. The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree;
455.50(4)(b)2.h. h. The program must include supervised practicum, internship, or field training appropriate to the practice of psychology;
455.50(4)(b)2.i. i. The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of three academic years of full-time graduate study for doctoral degree and a minimum of one academic year of full-time graduate study for master's degree;
455.50(4)(b)2.j. j. The program includes an acceptable residency as defined by the rules of the commission.
455.50(4)(b)3. 3. Possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice psychology in a home state which is a compact state;
455.50(4)(b)4. 4. Have no history of adverse action that violate the rules of the commission;
455.50(4)(b)5. 5. Have no criminal record history reported on an identity history summary that violates the rules of the commission;
455.50(4)(b)6. 6. Possess a current, active E.Passport;
455.50(4)(b)7. 7. Provide attestations in regard to areas of intended practice, conformity with standards of practice, competence in telepsychology technology; criminal background; and knowledge and adherence to legal requirements in the home and receiving states, and provide a release of information to allow for primary source verification in a manner specified by the commission; and
455.50(4)(b)8. 8. Meet other criteria as defined by the rules of the commission.
455.50(4)(c) (c) The home state maintains authority over the license of any psychologist practicing into a receiving state under the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology.
455.50(4)(d) (d) A psychologist practicing into a receiving state under the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology will be subject to the receiving state's scope of practice. A receiving state may, in accordance with that state's due process law, limit or revoke a psychologist's authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology in the receiving state and may take any other necessary actions under the receiving state's applicable law to protect the health and safety of the receiving state's citizens. If a receiving state takes action, the state shall promptly notify the home state and the commission.
455.50(4)(e) (e) If a psychologist's license in any home state, another compact state, or any authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology in any receiving state, is restricted, suspended or otherwise limited, the E.Passport shall be revoked and therefore the psychologist shall not be eligible to practice telepsychology in a compact state under the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology.
455.50(5) (5) Article V — Compact temporary authorization to practice.
455.50(5)(a)(a) Compact states shall also recognize the right of a psychologist, licensed in a compact state in conformance with sub. (3), to practice temporarily in other compact states (distant states) in which the psychologist is not licensed, as provided in the compact.
455.50(5)(b) (b) To exercise the temporary authorization to practice under the terms and provisions of this compact, a psychologist licensed to practice in a compact state must:
455.50(5)(b)1. 1. Hold a graduate degree in psychology from an institute of higher education that was, at the time the degree was awarded:
455.50(5)(b)1.a. a. Regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. department of education to grant graduate degrees, or authorized by provincial statute or royal charter to grant doctoral degrees; or
455.50(5)(b)1.b. b. A foreign college or university deemed to be equivalent to subd. 1. a. by a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or by a recognized foreign credential evaluation service; and
455.50(5)(b)2. 2. Hold a graduate degree in psychology that meets the following criteria:
455.50(5)(b)2.a. a. The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a psychology program. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists;
455.50(5)(b)2.b. b. The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent, organizational entity within the institution;
455.50(5)(b)2.c. c. There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines;
455.50(5)(b)2.d. d. The program must consist of an integrated, organized sequence of study;
455.50(5)(b)2.e. e. There must be an identifiable psychology faculty sufficient in size and breadth to carry out its responsibilities;
455.50(5)(b)2.f. f. The designated director of the program must be a psychologist and a member of the core faculty;
455.50(5)(b)2.g. g. The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree;
455.50(5)(b)2.h. h. The program must include supervised practicum, internship, or field training appropriate to the practice of psychology;
455.50(5)(b)2.i. i. The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of three academic years of full- time graduate study for doctoral degrees and a minimum of one academic year of full-time graduate study for master's degree;
455.50(5)(b)2.j. j. The program includes an acceptable residency as defined by the rules of the commission.
455.50(5)(b)3. 3. Possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice psychology in a home state which is a compact state;
455.50(5)(b)4. 4. No history of adverse action that violate the rules of the commission;
455.50(5)(b)5. 5. No criminal record history that violates the rules of the commission;
455.50(5)(b)6. 6. Possess a current, active IPC;
455.50(5)(b)7. 7. Provide attestations in regard to areas of intended practice and work experience and provide a release of information to allow for primary source verification in a manner specified by the commission; and
455.50(5)(b)8. 8. Meet other criteria as defined by the rules of the commission.
455.50(5)(c) (c) A psychologist practicing into a distant state under the temporary authorization to practice shall practice within the scope of practice authorized by the distant state.
455.50(5)(d) (d) A psychologist practicing into a distant state under the temporary authorization to practice will be subject to the distant state's authority and law. A distant state may, in accordance with that state's due process law, limit or revoke a psychologist's temporary authorization to practice in the distant state and may take any other necessary actions under the distant state's applicable law to protect the health and safety of the distant state's citizens. If a distant state takes action, the state shall promptly notify the home state and the commission.
455.50(5)(e) (e) If a psychologist's license in any home state, another compact state, or any temporary authorization to practice in any distant state, is restricted, suspended or otherwise limited, the IPC shall be revoked and therefore the psychologist shall not be eligible to practice in a compact state under the temporary authorization to practice.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on June 29, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 29, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-29-22)