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Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission
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Active dates:2019 -
The commission shall prescribe bylaws and rules to govern its conduct as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and exercise the powers of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). The commission has the authority to promulgate uniform rules to facilitate and coordinate implementation and administration of the compact and shall perform such other functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this compact consistent with the state regulation of psychology licensure, temporary in-person, face-to-face practice, and telepsychology practice.
In May 2016, Arizona became the first state to enact PSYPACT legislation. In April 2019 Georgia became the seventh state to enact PSYPACT legislation, and the interstate commission was formed in that same month. Its first meeting was held in July 2019.
As of June 2021, 24 states have enacted PSYPACT legislation, with Minnesota being one of ten states which enacted the legislation in 2021.
The commission shall consist of one voting representative appointed by each compact state who shall serve as that state's commissioner. The state psychology regulatory authority shall appoint its delegate. This delegate shall be empowered to act on behalf of the compact state. This delegate shall be limited to: executive director, executive secretary, or similar executive; current member of the state psychology regulatory authority of a compact state; or designee empowered with the appropriate delegate authority to act on behalf of the compact state.
Any commissioner may be removed or suspended from office as provided by the law of the state from which the commissioner is appointed. Any vacancy occurring in the commission shall be filled in accordance with the laws of the compact state in which the vacancy exists.
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