Bill Text: AZ SB1463 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Engrossed

Bill Title: Licensure; requirements; psychologists

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-04-10 - Senate Conference Committee recommended [SB1463 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2018-SB1463-Engrossed.html




House Engrossed Senate Bill





State of Arizona


Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session










amending section 32‑2071.01, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to licensure.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 32-2071.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-2071.01.  Requirements for licensure; remediation; credentials

A.  An applicant for licensure shall demonstrate to the board's satisfaction that the applicant:

1.  Has met the education and training qualifications for licensure prescribed in section 32‑2071 or subsection D of this section.

2.  Has passed any examination or examinations required by section 32‑2072.

3.  Has a professional record that indicates that the applicant has not committed any act or engaged in any conduct that constitutes grounds for disciplinary action against a licensee pursuant to this chapter.

4.  Has not had a license or a certificate to practice psychology refused, revoked, suspended or restricted by a state, territory, district or country for reasons that relate to unprofessional conduct.

5.  Has not voluntarily surrendered a license in another regulatory jurisdiction in the United States or Canada while under investigation for conduct that relates to unprofessional conduct.

6.  Does not have a complaint, allegation or investigation pending before another regulatory jurisdiction in the United States or Canada that relates to unprofessional conduct.

B.  If the board finds that an applicant committed an act or engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action in this state, or if the board or any jurisdiction has taken disciplinary action against an applicant, the board may issue a license if the board first determines to its satisfaction that the act or conduct has been corrected, monitored or resolved.  If the act or conduct has not been resolved before issuing a license, the board must determine to its satisfaction that mitigating circumstances exist that prevent its resolution.

C.  An applicant for licensure meets the requirements of section 32‑2071, subsection A, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 if the applicant earned a doctoral degree from a program that was accredited by the American psychological association, office of program consultation and accreditation or the psychological clinical science accreditation system at the time of graduation.

D.  An applicant for licensure who is licensed to practice psychology at the independent level in another licensing jurisdiction of the United States or Canada meets the requirements of subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section if the applicant meets any of the following requirements:

1.  Holds a certificate of professional qualification in psychology in good standing issued by the association of state and provincial psychology boards or its successor.

2.  Is currently credentialed by the national register of health service providers in psychology or its successor and submits evidence of having practiced psychology independently at the doctoral level for a minimum of five years.

3.  Is a diplomate of the American board of professional psychology. END_STATUTE