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Rs 37:2365 Scope Of Chapter

§2365. Scope of Chapter

A. Members of other professions which are licensed or certified under the laws of

this state shall be permitted to render services consistent with their professional training and

code of ethics, provided they do not represent themselves as psychologists or their work as

psychological. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to those persons duly

licensed as medical psychologists by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

B. Duly ordained clergy and Christian Science practitioners shall be permitted to

function in their ministerial capacity provided they do not represent themselves as

psychologists, or their work as psychological, unless they have been licensed under the

provisions of this Chapter or Part VI of Chapter 15 of this Title.

C. The following persons may engage in activities defined as the practice of

psychology, provided they do not represent themselves by any title which incorporates the

word "psychologist" and provided they perform their activities under the supervision and

functional authority of a psychologist licensed under this Chapter in accordance with

regulations promulgated by the board:

(1) A matriculated graduate student whose activities constitute a part of the course

of study for a graduate degree in psychology at a school or college.

(2) An individual pursuing post-doctoral training or experience in psychology,

including persons seeking to fulfill the requirements for licensure under this Chapter.

(3) An assistant who is qualified under regulations promulgated by the board and

who is employed by, or otherwise directly accountable to, a psychologist licensed under this


D. Any nonresident duly licensed or certified for independent practice as a

psychologist in the state of his residence, which state will permit residents of this state a like

and similar privilege as provided in this Subsection, may, if an application is submitted to

the board with payment of the appropriate fee, practice as a psychologist for a maximum of

thirty days throughout a calendar year to the same extent and manner as if licensed in this


E. University or college faculty holding an earned doctoral degree in psychology

from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may use the title "psychologist"

in conjunction with their academic or research activities.

F. Unlicensed persons certified by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary

Education in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 17:7.1(D) shall be permitted to perform

their official duties and use the title "certified school psychologist" only within the context

of their employment by a public agency regulated by the State Board of Elementary and

Secondary Education.

Acts 1987, No. 915, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 2009, No. 251, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 2010;

Acts 2015, No. 255, §1.

NOTE: See Acts 1987, No. 915, §3.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802