4732-5-02 Scope of psychological procedures which create a serious hazard to mental health and require professional expertise in psychology; exemptions from licensure requirements.

(A) The scope of rules 4732-5-01 and 4732-5-02 of the Administrative Code concerns solely the implementation of the board's rule-making authority under division (C) of section 4732.23 of the Revised Code. These above-mentioned rules apply to those persons who do not hold a license granted by this board and who are not exempted from the licensure requirements of Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code and who utilize psychological procedures as indicated in rule 4732-5-01 of the Administrative Code for a compensation or other personal gain.

(B) Exemptions from licensure requirements include:

(1) A certificated or educator licensed school psychologist while practicing school psychology within the scope of employment by a board of education or by a private school meeting the standards prescribed by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, or while acting as a school psychologist within the scope of employment in a program for persons with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities established under section 5126.06 of the Revised Code;

(2) A nonresident temporarily employed in this state to render psychological services for not more than thirty days a year who successfully submits a board-prescribed application prior to practicing in Ohio and who, in the opinion of the board, meets the standards for admission to the psychology examination as described in rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code and who holds whatever license or certificate, if any, is required for such practice in his/her home state or home country; however, a nonresident providing the board with evidence from the "Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards" that he/she holds an active inter-jurisdictional practice certificate (IPC) shall be deemed to qualify for permission to practice under this paragraph; nonresidents shall have authorization to practice for not more than thirty days yearly upon written authorization granting the nonresident permission to practice;

(3) Any unlicensed person registered with the board pursuant to paragraph (B)(24)

of rule 4732-13-04 to practice psychology or school psychology under the license of a licensed psychologist or a licensed school psychologist, while carrying out specific tasks under the licensee's supervision as an extension of the licensee's legal and ethical authority;

(4) A student in an accredited educational institution, while carrying out activities that are part of the prescribed course of study, provided such activities are supervised by a professional person who is qualified to perform such activities and is licensed as a psychologist or as a school psychologist or is license eligible or license exempt as described in this rule. Such student shall hold himself/herself out to the public only by clearly indicating student status and the profession in which he/she is being trained;

(5) A duly ordained minister while functioning in his/her ministerial capacity;

(6) A person in the employ of the federal government, including use of an official title, insofar as such activities are a part of the duties in his/her position;

(7) A person licensed, certified, or registered under a provision of the Revised Code other than in Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code, providing he/she is practicing those arts and utilizing psychological procedures that are allowed and within the standards and ethics of the other profession or within new areas of practice that represent appropriate extensions of that profession and providing he/she does not hold himself/herself out to the public by the title "psychologist";

(8) A person in any capacity who offers services of a psychological nature, provided he/she neither holds himself/herself out to the public by the title "psychologist" or "school psychologist" nor utilizes any psychological procedure this board judges to be a serious hazard to mental health and to require professional expertise in psychology, as listed in rule 4732-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(9) A person using the term "social psychologist" who has an earned doctoral degree in social psychology or in sociology with a social psychology major, from a sociology or social psychology department of an accredited educational institution, and who has filed with this board an appropriate official transcript demonstrating possession of such a degree, providing that such a person does not engage in the practice of psychology as set forth under division (B) of section 4732.01 of the Revised Code;

(10) A person who is teaching, even when dealing with psychological subject matter, provided it does not otherwise involve the professional practice of psychology in which student or client welfare is directly affected;

(11) A person who is conducting research in the field of psychology, provided it does not otherwise involve the professional practice of psychology in which student or client welfare is directly affected.

Effective: 01/08/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/23/2009 and 07/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.01, 4732.06, 4732.10, 4732.15, 4732.22, 4732.23
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/77, 10/1/90, 7/15/00, 11/29/04