HOUSE BILL NO. 5488
"Public health code,"
by amending section 18201 (MCL 333.18201) and by adding section 18211a.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
(a) "Psychologist" means an individual who is licensed or authorized under this article to engage in the practice of psychology.
(b) "Practice of psychology" means the rendering to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public of services involving the application of principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior for the purposes of the diagnosis, assessment related to diagnosis, prevention, amelioration, or treatment of mental or emotional disorders, disabilities or behavioral adjustment problems by means of psychotherapy, counseling, behavior modification, hypnosis, biofeedback techniques, psychological tests, or other verbal or behavioral means. The practice of psychology shall does not include the practice of medicine such as prescribing drugs, performing surgery, or administering electro-convulsive therapy.
(2) In addition to the definitions in this part, article 1 contains general definitions and principles of construction applicable to all articles in this code and part 161 contains definitions applicable to this part.
Sec. 18211a. (1) A psychologist who has temporary authorization to practice under the psychology interjurisdictional compact or is authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology under the psychology interjurisdictional compact is authorized to engage in the practice of psychology under this article.
(2) For purposes of this article, including the obligations of an individual who is licensed as a psychologist under this part, a psychologist who has temporary authorization to practice under the psychology interjurisdictional compact or is authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology under the psychology interjurisdictional compact is considered a psychologist who is licensed under this part.
(3) As used in this section, "psychology interjurisdictional compact" means the psychology interjurisdictional compact as enacted in section 16190.