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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.

Board News

PSYPACT Drafts Initial Rules

August 1st, 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. Specifically the Proposed Rules are linked on this page https://www.asppb.net/mpage/Rules.

Upon Governor Sununu's signing of SB232 on July 10th, 2019, New Hampshire became one of twelve founding states in PSYPACT, and participated in the recent initial rule drafting process. The initial 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. Dr Warner will provide an informational meeting for those interested at 2 pm on Friday September 6th, 2019 at the NH Board of Psychologists office at 121 Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.


The comment process for the Proposed Rules begins with a period of 60 days beginning August 1st, 2019 for public review and those stakeholders interested in providing public comment. The draft rules reflect the input of the initial states' commissioners while adhering to the enabling identical legislation that was passed 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 deadline for submission of written comments is September 30, 2019. Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form (ok to copy & paste) linked on the PSYPACT website https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXCgxrw7mScYoTC2yfAZtnDrlBOfZbov13OK8bP_RM3rQGUw/viewform and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm EST on September 30, 2019.

A public hearing will be conducted electronically online via Zoom on October 1, 2019 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.

 

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