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74-5310. Issuance of license; fee; qualifications. (a) The board shall issue a license as a psychologist to any person who pays a nonrefundable application fee prescribed by the board, if required by the board, not in excess of $225 and, if required by the board, a nonrefundable original license fee not in excess of $150, who satisfies the board as to such person's training and experience after a thorough review of such person's credentials and who passes a satisfactory examination in psychology. Any person paying the fee must also submit evidence verified by oath and satisfactory to the board that such person:

(1) Is at least 21 years of age;

(2) is of good moral character;

(3) has received the doctor's degree based on a program of studies in content primarily psychological from an educational institution having a graduate program with standards consistent with those of the state universities of Kansas, or the substantial equivalent of such program in both subject matter and extent of training; and

(4) has had at least two years of supervised experience, a significant portion of which shall have been spent in rendering psychological services satisfying the board's approved standards for the psychological service concerned.

(b) The board shall adopt rules and regulations establishing the criteria which an educational institution shall satisfy in meeting the requirements established under subsection (a)(3). The board may send a questionnaire developed by the board to any educational institution for which the board does not have sufficient information to determine whether the educational institution meets the requirements of subsection (a)(3) and rules and regulations adopted under this section. The questionnaire providing the necessary information shall be completed and returned to the board in order for the educational institution to be considered for approval. The board may contract with investigative agencies, commissions or consultants to assist the board in obtaining information about educational institutions. In entering such contracts the authority to approve educational institutions shall remain solely with the board.

History: L. 1967, ch. 432, § 10; L. 1969, ch. 393, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 309, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 15; L. 1988, ch. 243, § 15; L. 1990, ch. 286, § 3; L. 1996, ch. 153, § 29; L. 2002, ch. 59, § 2; L. 2009, ch. 135, § 2; L. 2016, ch. 92, § 64; L. 2019, ch. 55, § 19; May 9.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Certificates continued in effect, see 74-7509.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Psychotherapists' Privilege," Craig Kennedy, 12 W.L.J. 297, 309 (1973).

"The Psychologist-Patient Privilege: Time for a Change in Kansas, or is it all in our Heads?" Boyd Isherwood, 37 W.L.J. 659 (1998).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Unlicensed and licensed psychologists. 87-24.

Master level psychologists; supervision; limitations on practice. 87-184.

Licensure of psychologists; issuance of license; qualifications. 92-7.


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