The bill enacts the "School Psychologists Licensure Interstate Compact" (compact). The purpose of the compact is to facilitate the interstate practice of school psychology in educational or school settings, thereby improving the availability of school psychological services (services) to the public.
The compact establishes a pathway to allow school psychologists to obtain equivalent licenses to provide services in any state that is a member of the compact (member state).
The compact outlines the requirements for a school psychologist to obtain and maintain an equivalent license in another member state. Provisions for active military members and their spouses are made.
The member states shall create the school psychologist licensure interstate compact commission (commission). Requirements for commission membership, voting, and meetings are set forth, along with the commission's powers and responsibilities, including financing of the commission. The commission is responsible for facilitating information exchange between member states; rule-making; and oversight, dispute resolution, and enforcement.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)