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74-5316. Temporary licensure as psychologist; professional title. (a) Upon application, the board may issue temporary licenses to persons who have met all qualifications for licensure under the provisions of the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, except passage of the required examination, pursuant to K.S.A. 74-5310, and amendments thereto, who have paid the required application and temporary license fees and who have submitted documentation as required by the board, under the following:

(1) Absent extenuating circumstances approved by the board, a temporary license issued by the board shall expire upon the earlier of the date the board issues or denies a license to practice psychology or two years after the date of issuance of the temporary license. No temporary license shall be renewed or issued again on any subsequent application for licensure under the provisions of the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas. This paragraph shall not limit the number of times that an applicant may take the required examination;

(2) the board shall adopt rules and regulations prescribing continuing education requirements for temporary licensees, including, but not limited to, a requirement that temporary licensees shall complete a minimum of 25 contact hours of continuing education during the two-year period of temporary licensure, which shall include a minimum of three hours in psychology ethics;

(3) no person may work under a temporary license except under the supervision of a licensed psychologist as prescribed in rules and regulations adopted by the board; and

(4) the fee for such temporary license may be fixed by the board and shall not exceed $200, and any such fee shall be established by rules and regulations adopted by the board.

(b) Upon application, the board may issue temporary licenses not to exceed two years to persons who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree approved by the board but have not received such degree conferral or who have met all qualifications for licensure under provisions of such act, except completion of the postdoctoral supervised work experience pursuant to K.S.A. 74-5310(a)(4), and amendments thereto, who have paid the required application and temporary license fees and who have submitted documentation as required by the board, under the following:

(1) The temporary license shall expire at the end of the two-year period after issuance or if such temporary licensee is denied a license to practice psychology;

(2) the temporary license may be renewed for one additional two-year period;

(3) no temporary license shall be issued again on any subsequent application for licensure under the provisions of the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas. This paragraph shall not limit the number of times that an applicant may take the required examination;

(4) temporary licensees shall be working toward the completion of the postdoctoral supervised work experience prescribed in K.S.A. 74-5310(a)(4), and amendments thereto;

(5) the board shall adopt rules and regulations prescribing continuing education requirements for temporary licensees, including, but not limited to, a requirement that temporary licensees shall complete a minimum of 25 contact hours of continuing education during the two-year period of temporary licensure, which shall include a minimum of three hours in psychology ethics;

(6) no temporary licensee may work under a temporary license except under the supervision of a licensed psychologist as prescribed in rules and regulations adopted by the board; and

(7) the fee for a renewal of the temporary license may be fixed by the board and shall not exceed $200 per issuance, and any such fee shall be established by rules and regulations adopted by the board.

(c) A person practicing psychology with a temporary license may not use the title "licensed psychologist" or the initials "LP," independently. The word "licensed" may be used only when preceded by the word "temporary."

(d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the provisions of article 53 of chapter 74 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

(e) As used in this section, "temporary licensee" means any person practicing psychology with a temporary license pursuant to subsection (a) or (b).

History: L. 1967, ch. 432, § 16; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 18; L. 1999, ch. 108, § 5; L. 2007, ch. 13, § 8; L. 2016, ch. 92, § 67; L. 2019, ch. 55, § 21; May 9.


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