Delaware Enacts PSYPACT
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) recently announced that Delaware’s Governor John Carney signed PSYPACT legislation (DE HB 172) into law on June 27th, 2019, making Delaware the 11th state to enact PSYPACT.
ASPPB has been successful at being advanced in these states, which have active legislation to become PSYPACT states in the near future:
District of Columbia B 145
New Hampshire HB 483
New Hampshire SB 232
North Carolina HB 297
Pennsylvania SB 67
Rhode Island SB 682
More information regarding the progress of PSYPACT in these states can be found on the Legislative Updates page of the PSYPACT website.
What Happens Next?
As explained by Marian Burnetti-Atwell, PsyD, the CEO of ASPPB in a recent webinar hosted by TBHI (available on demand) , the PSYPACT Commission is established and will be meeting for the first time in July of 2019. It’s goal is to create the Rules and Bylaws for PSYPACT. After this process is finalized, licensed psychologists will then be able to apply for and use ASPPB certificates, which include the E.Passport and the Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC). They, thereafter will be able to use these certificates to conduct temporary, in-person, face-to-face practice in those states that have accepted the ASPPB PSYPACT.
States with currently enacted PSYPACT legislation
- TEXAS (*Effective 9/1/2019)
- OKLAHOMA (*Effective 11/1/2019)
- ILLINOIS* (*Effective 1/1/2020)
How Can You Get More Involved with PSYPACT
Text “Psychology” to 52886 or visit the Take Action page on their website at www.psypact.org to contact your legislators today.
If you are interested in getting a jump-start on your application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more specific information about legally practicing over state lines and the PSYPACT law? TBHI’s “How to Legally Practice Over State Lines with Telebehavioral Health and Telemental Health” online training has reviewed the current state of affairs with PSYPACT. Guest Marian Burnetti-Atwell, PsyD, the CEO of ASPPB joined TBHI’s Dr. Maheu to review what has been accomplished, what is still left to be accomplished and more importantly, and action-items for all practitioners who wish to expand their services over state and international borders. Basic issues regarding good clinical practice, regulatory boards, and resources for practitioners as well as decisions makers in hospitals, agencies, and clinics were included.
This webinar is available as a 1-hour recording. A CME or CE hour is also available for those professionals whose state allow on-demand webinar programs to be counted toward licensure renewal requirements.