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Board of Psychologists

The New Hampshire Board of Psychologists regulates and licenses the psychology profession in the State of New Hampshire.

The Board's mission is protection of the public as well as the licensing and regulation of the psychology profession. The Board of Psychologists is an eight member board appointed by the Governor for the five year terms. There are five Psychologists and three Public Members.

The Board of Psychologists is responsible for assuring that applicants are qualified to practice in the State of New Hampshire and that they adhere to professional and ethical standards once they are licensed. The psychology profession in the State of New Hampshire is regulated by RSA 329-B and the Board's Administrative Rules. Complaint investigations are conducted by the Board's Investigative Subcommittee consisting of experienced licensed Doctors of Psychology.

The Board of Psychologists regulates the practice of psychology by practitioners in New Hampshire to assure that the services provided are of a quality consistent with the standard of care within the profession, and to safeguard the public against harm which may be caused by untrained, unskilled, or unlicensed practitioners.

The New Hampshire Psychological Association is eager to assist applicants for licensure. If you have questions or need assistance in completing the application package, please contact: Leslie Gould, MSW, NHPA Assistant Director, PO Box 1492, Dover, NH 03821, 603-415-0451, www.nhpsychology.org.

 

Board News

PSYPACT Drafts More Operating Rules

PsyPact is an interstate compact that allows specially credentialed psychologists to practice telemedicine and temporary in-person care among the member states.

More Proposed Rules posted:
December 12, 2019. PSYPACT, the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission, has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment.  Information on the Compact can be found at the PSYPACT website www.psypact.org. The new Proposed Rules are linked on this page https://www.asppb.net/mpage/Rules.

Rules Briefing in NH: New Hampshire’s Commissioner to PsyPact, Dr Deborah Warner, will provide an informational meeting on Psypact and the proposed rules for those interested at 2 pm on Friday February 7th, 2019 at the NH Board of Psychologists office at 121 Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Background: Psypact is an interstate compact that allows credentialed psychologists to practice telemedicine and temporary in-person care among the member states. It began upon Governor Sununu's signing of SB232 on July 10th, 2019, when New Hampshire became one of twelve founding states in PSYPACT, and participated in the recent rule drafting process. The operational rules form the basis for activity of the cooperative compact. As more states join PSYPACT, they will depend on these rules to move forward in their conduct of interstate license cooperation. If you wish to contact New Hampshire's Commissioner to PSYPACT, Dr Deborah Warner, please contact the Board of Psychologists at (603) 271-2176.

Basis for the proposed rules: The draft rules reflect the input of the initial states' commissioners while adhering to the enabling legislation that was passed identically in each of the twelve states that are members of the compact. NH's legislation is here: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/billText.aspx?sy=2019&id=185&txtFormat=html.

The comment process for the Proposed Rules begins with a period of 60 days beginning December 18th, 2019 for public review and those stakeholders interested in providing public comment. The deadline for submission of written comments is February 18th, 2020. Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form (ok to copy & paste) linked on the PSYPACT website and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm EST on February 18th, 2020:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdau0IQri94kbVrLty_ifyy66dDHM5kDpJA-eH6ERbeAnWtjQ/viewform

A public hearing will be conducted electronically online via Zoom on February 27, 2020 beginning at 3:00 pm EST. Any interested parties may participate. Notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website www.psypact.org 30 days prior to the meeting with the link and call-in information provided:
https://www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/psypact_docs/psypact_commission_2.27.2020.pdf

 

Public Hearing Scheduled

New Rulemaking

On July 12, 2019, the Board of Psychologists voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Psyc 202.01, 204.02, 302.05, 303.02, 303.04, and 303.05 pdf file. The Board has scheduled a public comment hearing on this proposal on September 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m..

In addition, the Board has postponed its public hearing regarding Psyc 210 pdf file. The new public comment hearing for this proposal has also been scheduled for September 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on these proposals may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on these proposals will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

Contact

Yvonne Marcotte
Yvonne.Marcotte@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-2176
(603) 271-6702 (fax)


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152