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74-5361. Definitions. As used in the licensure of master's level psychologists act:

(a) "Board" means the behavioral sciences regulatory board created by K.S.A. 74-7501, and amendments thereto.

(b) "Extenuating circumstances" means any condition or situation caused by events beyond an individual's control that is sufficiently extreme in nature to result in the:

(1) Individual's inability to comply with requirements; or

(2) inadvisability of requiring the individual to comply with requirements.

(c) "Licensed clinical psychotherapist" means a person licensed by the board under the licensure of master's level psychologists act who engages in the independent practice of master's level psychology, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders specified in the edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders of the American psychiatric association designated by the board by rules and regulations.

(d) "Licensed master's level psychologist" means a person licensed by the board under the provisions of the licensure of master's level psychologists act.

(e) "Master's level psychology" means the practice of psychology pursuant to the restrictions set out in K.S.A. 74-5362, and amendments thereto, and includes the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders as authorized under K.S.A. 74-5361 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(f) "Practice of psychology" means the same as defined in K.S.A. 74-5302, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1987, ch. 306, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 153, § 31; L. 1997, ch. 142, § 3; L. 1999, ch. 117, § 29; L. 2016, ch. 92, § 70; L. 2023, ch. 90, § 34; July 1.

Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:

Behavioral sciences regulatory board (BSRB) member who is also board member of association of Kansas community health centers cannot represent BSRB in dealing with that association. 88-19.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Professional counselors; registration by behavioral sciences regulatory board; crime victims compensation board; counseling services provided by rabbi, priest, minister or clergyperson. 91-103.

Determination of "qualified mental health professionals." 2000-36.

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