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HB18-1017

Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

Concerning the adoption of an interstate compact to allow a person authorized to practice psychology in a compact state in which the person is not licensed, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health
Bill Summary

Interstate compact - practice of psychology - telepsychology services - temporary in-person client services by out-of-state licensee from compact state - appropriations. The act adopts the "Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act", which allows psychologists licensed in any compact state to provide telepsychology services to clients in any other compact state. The compact also permits temporary in-person client services in any compact state not exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.

The act authorizes the state board of psychologist examiners to promulgate rules and to facilitate Colorado's participation in the compact, including notifying the compact commission of any adverse action taken by the board against a Colorado licensed psychologist.

$151,332 from the division of professions and occupations cash fund is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies for the division of professions and occupations to implement the act. Of the money appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies, $15,984 is reappropriated to the department of law for legal services provided to the department of regulatory agencies and $80,000 is reappropriated to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology to provide information technology services.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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