Powers of board
(1)Determine qualifications of applicants to practice psychology in this state, prepare, conduct and grade examinations and license qualified applicants who comply with the provisions of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) and the rules of the board.
(2)Grant or deny renewal of licenses and renew licenses that have lapsed for nonpayment of the renewal fee, subject to the provisions of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures).
(3)Suspend or revoke licenses, subject to ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures).
(4)Issue letters of reprimand and impose probationary periods with the authority to restrict the scope of practice of a licensed psychologist or to require practice under supervision.
(5)Impose civil penalties as provided in ORS 675.070 (Authorized sanctions).
(6)Restore licenses that have been suspended or revoked or voided by nonpayment of the renewal fee.
(7)Collect fees for application, examination and licensing of applicants, for renewal of licenses and for issuance of limited permits and use the fees to defray the expenses of the board as provided in ORS 675.140 (Oregon Board of Psychology Account).
(8)Collect a delinquent renewal fee for licenses renewed after the deadline for renewal but before the grace period for renewal has expired.
(9)Investigate alleged violations of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures).
(10)Issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses, take testimony, administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses, conduct hearings and require the production of relevant documents in all proceedings pertaining to the duties and powers of the board.
(11)Enforce ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) and exercise general supervision over the practice of psychology in this state.
(12)Adopt a common seal.
(13)Formulate a code of professional conduct for the practice of psychology giving particular consideration to the Ethical Standards of Psychologists promulgated by the American Psychological Association.
(14)Establish standards of service and training and educational qualifications for rendering ethical psychological services in this state, including the formulation of standards for the issuance of licenses for areas of special competence.
(15)Formulate and enforce continuing education requirements for duly licensed psychologists to ensure the highest quality of professional services to the public.
(16)Deny renewal of a license, or renewal of a license that has lapsed for nonpayment of the renewal fee, unless the applicant completes, or provides documentation of completion within the previous 36 months of:
(a)A one-hour pain management education program approved by the board and developed based on recommendations of the Pain Management Commission; or
(b)An equivalent pain management education program, as determined by the board.
(17)For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), require the fingerprints of a person who is:
(a)Applying for a license that is issued by the board;
(b)Applying for renewal of a license that is issued by the board; or
(c)Under investigation by the board.
(18)Prescribe, in consultation with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, the duties of the Director of the Mental Health Regulatory Agency.
(19)Subject to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, adopt reasonable rules to carry out the provisions of ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures). [1963 c.396 §12; 1973 c.39 §1; 1973 c.777 §12; 1983 c.289 §1; 1985 c.90 §10; 2001 c.987 §12; 2003 c.630 §§1,2; 2005 c.730 §§62,63; 2007 c.94 §1; 2011 c.96 §1; 2017 c.6 §16; 2017 c.104 §13; 2021 c.50 §4]
Notes of Decisions
Board of Psychologist Examiners was not required to further define, through rulemaking, ethical standard which petitioner-psychologist was found to have violated through sexual relationships with patients and Board acted within its statutory authority in revoking petitioner’s license to practice. Gilmore v. Board of Psychologist Examiners, 81 Or App 321, 725 P2d 400 (1986), Sup Ct review denied