201 KAR 26:125. Health service provider designation.


      RELATES TO: KRS 319.050(7)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 319.032(2), 319.050(7)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 319.050(7) requires that the designation of "health service provider" shall be granted for a licensed psychologist who supervises a psychological health care service. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for the granting of that designation.


      Section 1. The designation "health service provider" shall refer to a licensed psychologist defined in KRS 319.050(7) who is authorized to supervise a certified psychologist, temporarily licensed psychologist, licensed psychological associate, student, intern, or resident pursuing a course of graduate study in psychology in delivering psychological health care services.


      Section 2. Psychological health care services shall include delivery of diagnosis, assessment, psychotherapy, treatment, or other therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families, or groups whose growth, adjustment, or functioning is impaired or who otherwise seek psychological health care services.


      Section 3. A health service provider shall be a licensed psychologist who has completed appropriate training and supervised experience in psychological health service delivery at the doctoral level. The training and experience may occur in a variety of psychological health care delivery sites and:

      (1) Shall include, in addition to the supervised experience required for licensure as a licensed psychologist, 1,800 hours of supervised experience within one (1) or more health care settings in which the provider delivered direct psychological health care services, pursuant to Section 2 of this administrative regulation; or

      (2) The licensed psychologist holds the Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) or a successor organization, or is board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) or a successor organization, or the licensed psychologist holds a Certificate from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology or a successor organization and has a minimum equivalent of five (5) years of full time practice at the independent practice level and has had no disciplinary action taken by a licensure board or on record in the ASPPB data base.


      Section 4. A licensed psychologist who does not have the designation "health service provider" shall not supervise psychological health care services.


      Section 5. In addition to completion of a doctoral training program in an area of psychological health service delivery, a candidate for health service provider designation shall complete all supervised experience requirements in a health care setting as established in this administrative regulation, consistent with the requirements of 201 KAR 26:190. (20 Ky.R. 672; Am. 933; eff. 10-21-93; 25 Ky.R. 406; 823; eff. 9-16-98; 28 Ky.R. 1458; 1802; eff. 2-7-2002; 37 Ky.R. 1514; 1977; eff. 3-4-2011.)