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74-5361. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Practice of psychology" shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in K.S.A. 74-5302 and amendments thereto.

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

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

(d) "Licensed clinical psychotherapist" means a person licensed by the board under this 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.

(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.

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; 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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