ORS 675.100
Oregon Board of Psychology


There hereby is created the Oregon Board of Psychology consisting of nine members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). All members of the board must be Oregon residents. Of the members of the board:


Six of the members must have doctoral or master’s degrees with primary emphasis in psychology and must be licensed psychologists or former licensed psychologists who are retired from the practice of psychology; and


Three of the members must be members of the public and may not be:


Otherwise eligible for appointment to the board; or


A spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a licensed psychologist.



Board members required to be licensed psychologists may be appointed from a list of three to five nominees for each vacancy, submitted by any professional organization that represents psychologists.


In selecting the members of the board, the Governor shall strive to balance the representation on the board according to:


Geographic areas of this state; and


Ethnic group.



The term of office of a board member is three years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year.


Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor to assume duties on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. In case of a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.


A board member shall be removed immediately from the board if, during the member’s term, the member:


Is not a resident of this state;


Has been absent from three consecutive board meetings, unless at least one absence is excused; or


Is not a licensed psychologist or a retired psychologist who was a licensed psychologist in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a psychologist.


Before entering upon the duties of office, each board member shall subscribe to an oath that the member will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of office and that the member will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this state. The oath shall be filed with the Secretary of State.


Each member of the board is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). The board may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of official duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [1963 c.396 §11; 1969 c.314 §77; 1973 c.777 §9a; 1973 c.792 §32; 2009 c.400 §1; 2009 c.535 §1; 2009 c.756 §7; 2017 c.6 §15]


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