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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

The bill enacts the 'Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act' allowing psychologists licensed in any compact state to provide:

  • Telepsychology services to clients in any other compact state; or
  • Temporary in-person client services in any compact state not exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.

The bill 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.

The bill appropriates $151,332 from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for the division of professions and occupations to implement the bill. The bill reappropriates $15,984 to the department of law for legal services to the department of regulatory agencies and $80,000 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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