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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 13.5. Licensed Educational Psychologists [4989.10 - 4989.70]

  ( Chapter 13.5 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. )

ARTICLE 1. General [4989.10 - 4989.18]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. )

4989.10.
  

This chapter shall be known, and may be cited as, the Educational Psychologist Practice Act.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2007.)

4989.12.
  

The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter it shall be designated as the board.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2007.)

4989.13.
  

A person engages in the practice of educational psychology when he or she performs or offers to perform or holds himself or herself out as able to perform this service for remuneration in any form, including donations.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 148, Sec. 2. (SB 274) Effective August 1, 2011.)

4989.14.
  

The practice of educational psychology is the performance of any of the following professional functions pertaining to academic learning processes or the educational system or both:

(a) Educational evaluation.

(b) Diagnosis of psychological disorders related to academic learning processes.

(c) Administration of diagnostic tests related to academic learning processes including tests of academic ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, and personality factors.

(d) Interpretation of diagnostic tests related to academic learning processes including tests of academic ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, and personality factors.

(e) Providing psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families.

(f) Consultation with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties.

(g) Conducting psychoeducational assessments for the purposes of identifying special needs.

(h) Developing treatment programs and strategies to address problems of adjustment.

(i) Coordinating intervention strategies for management of individual crises.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2007.)

4989.16.
  

(a) A person appropriately credentialed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing may perform the functions authorized by that credential in a public school without a license issued under this chapter by the board.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to constrict, limit, or withdraw the Medical Practice Act (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000)), the Nursing Practice Act (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 2700)), the Psychology Licensing Law (Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 2900)), the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Practice Act (Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4980)), the Clinical Social Worker Practice Act (Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 4991)), or the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act (Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 4999.10)).

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 316, Sec. 25. (SB 1466) Effective January 1, 2015.)

4989.18.
  

The board may, by rules or regulations, adopt, amend, or repeal rules of professional conduct appropriate to the establishment and maintenance of a high standard of integrity and dignity in the profession, provided those rules or regulations are not inconsistent with Section 4989.54. Every person licensed under this chapter shall be governed by those rules of professional conduct.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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