DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
3500 Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §3506(a)(1), the Board of Examiners of Psychologists has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations.
A public hearing will be held on June 1, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware, where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board proposes amendments to Rule 10.0, which addresses the continuing education requirements for licensees. Effective as of the license renewal period beginning August 1, 2009, both psychologist and psychological assistants will be required to complete three hours of continuing education in ethics.
The Board also proposes an addition to Rule 13.0, pertaining to license renewal. The new Rule 18.104.22.168 expressly gives the Board the authority to conduct hearings and impose the full range of sanctions available under 24 Del.C. §3514 when licensees fail to comply with the continuing education requirements.
The proposed amendments strengthen continuing education standards and give the Board express authority to sanction licensees who do not comply with those standards. Therefore, the proposed revisions will serve to protect the public from unsafe practices and enhance practitioner competence.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.