PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-2305. Board of psychologist examiners — Powers. The board of psychologist examiners shall have the following powers:
(1) To pass upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses, reciprocal licenses, certification and provisional certification of prescriptive authority; and, at its option, to adopt and revise rules requiring applicants to pass examinations relating to their qualifications as a prerequisite to the issuance of licenses.
(2) To adopt and, from time to time, revise such rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and not inconsistent with the law as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. Such rules shall include, but need not be limited to, a code of ethics for psychologists in the state consistent with the current, and as future amended, ethical standards for psychologists of the American psychological association and the educational and professional qualifications of applicants for licensing under this chapter.
(3) To examine for, deny, approve, issue, revoke, suspend and renew the licenses, permits, and certifications of psychologists, service extenders, and psychologist applicants pursuant to this chapter, and to conduct hearings in connection therewith.
(4) To conduct hearings upon complaints concerning violations of the provisions of, and the rules adopted pursuant to, this chapter and cause the prosecution and enjoinder of all such violations.
(5) The board, or its duly appointed hearing officer, shall have the power in any disciplinary proceeding under this chapter to administer oaths, take depositions of witnesses within or without the state in the manner provided by law in civil cases, and may apply to any district court of this state for a subpoena to require the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, and papers as it deems necessary. The fees and mileage of the witnesses shall be the same as that allowed in district courts in criminal cases, which fees and mileage shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the board are paid. In any case of disobedience to, or neglect of, any subpoena or subpoena duces tecum served upon any person, or the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter regarding which he may be lawfully interrogated, it shall be the duty of any district court in this state, on application by the board, to compel compliance with the subpoena by proceedings for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of the subpoena issued from such court for refusal to testify therein. The licensed person accused in such proceedings shall have the same right of subpoena.
(6) Proceedings before the board and judicial review of the action of the board shall be governed by the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(7) To authorize, by written agreement, the division of occupational and professional licenses as agent to act in its interest.
(8) To adopt a rule requiring continuing education as a condition of continued licensure and certification.
(9) To adopt rules allowing for a temporary permit to individuals licensed as psychologists in another state authorizing such individuals to practice psychology in Idaho for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days pursuant to such terms and requirements as set forth in the rules.
(10) To establish by rule an inactive license status.
(11) To establish by rule the standards and requirements for the use of communication technology in the practice of psychology, including supervision.
(12) To establish by rule certification and provisional certification of prescriptive authority pursuant to sections 54-2316 through 54-2319, Idaho Code.
(13) To establish by rule a limited formulary or formularies for prescribing use by holders of certification and provisional certification of prescriptive authority.
(14) To establish by rule the permitting of service extenders.
[54-2305, added 1963, ch. 186, sec. 5, p. 549; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 160, p. 138; am. 1984, ch. 141, sec. 2, p. 331; am. 1987, ch. 147, sec. 2, p. 293; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 80, p. 656; am. 2009, ch. 33, sec. 4, p. 92; am. 2013, ch. 13, sec. 1, p. 23; am. 2017, ch. 238, sec. 2, p. 586; am. 2022, ch. 94, sec. 31, p. 303; am. 2022, ch. 262, sec. 3, p. 842.]