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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 23
PSYCHOLOGISTS
54-2302.  Definitions. Within the meaning of this chapter the following definitions apply:
(1)  "Department" means the department of self-governing agencies of the state of Idaho.
(2)  "Board" means the Idaho state board of psychologist examiners.
(3)  "Division administrator" means the chief administrative officer of the division of occupational and professional licenses.
(4)  "Licensed medical provider" means a physician or physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 14, title 54, Idaho Code.
(5)  "Person" means a human individual.
(6)  "Psychological services" means any services to which the words "psychological," "psychologist" or "psychology" are applied by the person rendering or offering to render them or to the "practice of psychology" as defined in subsection (7) of this section.
(7)  "Practice of psychology" means the application of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relationships to problems of personnel evaluation, group relations, and behavior adjustment. The application of said principles includes, but is not restricted to, counseling and the use of psychotherapeutic measures with persons or groups to eliminate symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior so as to enhance interpersonal relationships in the areas of work, family, school, and personal relationships; measuring and testing of personality, intelligence, aptitudes, emotions, public opinion, attitudes, and skills; diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders or disabilities; and doing research on problems relating to human behavior.
(8)  A person represents himself to be a psychologist when he holds himself out to the public by any title or description incorporating the words "psychological," "psychologist" or "psychology" or offers to render or renders psychological services for remuneration.
(9)  "Service extender" means a person who has earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a master’s degree in a mental health field and is permitted to provide psychological services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
(10) "Temporary permit" means a document issued by the board to a psychologist licensed in another state authorizing the individual to practice psychology in Idaho for a limited period as set forth in this chapter and rules of the board.

History:
[54-2302, added 1963, ch. 186, sec. 2, p. 549; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 158, p. 138; am. 1987, ch. 147, sec. 1, p. 292; am. 2009, ch. 33, sec. 1, p. 90; am. 2017, ch. 238, sec. 1, p. 585; am. 2022, ch. 94, sec. 30, p. 302; am. 2022, ch. 262, sec. 1, p. 840.]


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