The examining board shall administer the following examinations for private practice school psychologist licensure at least semiannually at times and places determined by the examining board:
A written examination on the private practice of school psychology.
A written examination in the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare.
The examining board shall promulgate rules establishing standards for public notice of examinations and for acceptable performance on examinations under this section.
History: 1989 a. 243
The renewal date and renewal fee for licenses issued under s. 455.04 (1)
are specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a)
. An applicant for renewal of a license shall include with his or her application proof of completion of continuing education programs or courses approved under s. 455.065 (4)
for the minimum number of hours required in the rules promulgated under s. 455.065 (1)
Continuing education requirements.
The examining board shall do all of the following:
Promulgate rules establishing the minimum number of hours of continuing education, the topic areas that the continuing education must cover, the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for renewal of a license and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses.
Promulgate rules establishing the minimum number of hours of continuing education, the topic areas that the continuing education must cover, the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for the exemptions from the examination requirements under s. 455.04 (1) (e)
and (4) (f)
and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses.
Approve continuing education programs and courses in accordance with the criteria established under subs. (1)
Promulgate rules establishing the criteria for the substitution of uncompensated hours of professional assistance volunteered to the department of health and family services for some or all hours of continuing education credits required under subs. (1)
. The eligible substitution hours shall involve professional evaluation of community programs for the certification and recertification of community mental health programs, as defined in s. 51.01 (3n)
, by the department of health and family services.
Rules and code of ethics.
The examining board shall adopt such rules as are necessary under this chapter and shall, by rule, establish a reasonable code of ethics governing the professional conduct of psychologists, using as its model the "Ethical Standards of Psychologists", established by the American psychological association. The primary intent of this code shall be to assure that licensed psychologists limit their practices to those specialties in the field of psychology which they are qualified to practice. Every person who holds a license to practice psychology in this state shall be governed and controlled by such code of ethics. A written statement of the code shall be made available to all applicants for licensing, as well as all licensed psychologists, when amendments are made to those standards. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the psychologist to engage in the practice of medicine.
Denial, limitation, suspension, revocation and reprimand. 455.09(1)(1)
Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1)
, the examining board may deny an application for a license, or may by order suspend for a period not exceeding one year, limit, revoke or impose probationary conditions upon a license or reprimand a licensee if the applicant or licensee:
Subject to ss. 111.321
, engaged in the practice of psychology or the private practice of school psychology while his or her ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
Impersonates another person holding a license under this chapter or allows another person to use his or her license.
Uses fraud or deception in applying for a license under this chapter.
Accepts a commission, rebate or other form of fee for referring persons to other professionals.
Engages in the wilful, unauthorized communication of information received in professional confidence.
Violates this chapter or any rule of professional conduct promulgated under this chapter.
Is grossly negligent in the practice of his or her profession.
A suspended license is subject to the requirements for renewal of the license under s. 440.08
. The renewal of a suspended license does not entitle the licensee to any rights, privileges or authority conferred by the license while the license remains suspended.
A revoked license may not be renewed. One year from the date of revocation of a license under this chapter, application may be made for reinstatement. The examining board may accept or reject an application for reinstatement. If reinstatement is granted under this subsection, the licensee shall pay a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to the renewal fee. This subsection does not apply to a license that is revoked under s. 440.12
Petitioner is not entitled to present expert evidence indicating he or she previously testified truthfully when denying misconduct under (1) (g). Davis v. Psychology Examining Board, 146 W (2d) 595, 431 NW (2d) 730 (Ct. App. 1988).
Violation of s. 455.02
may be enjoined in an action brought by the attorney general on petition by the examining board. In any such proceeding, it shall not be necessary to show that any person is individually injured by the actions complained of. If the respondent is found guilty of the violation, the court shall enjoin the respondent from further violations thereof until he or she has been duly licensed. The remedy given by this section is in addition to criminal prosecution under s. 455.11
History: 1979 c. 162
; 1995 a. 188
Any person who violates this chapter may be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not exceeding 6 months or both.