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HOUSE  .   .   .   .   .   .   .  No. 3731

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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                              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, November 4, 2013.                         

 

The committee on Health Care Financing to whom was referred the Bill relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists (House, No. 1893), reports recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting therefore a bill with the same title (House, No. 3731) [Cost: $0].

 

                                                                                    For the committee,

 

STEVEN M. WALSH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3731

 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists.
             

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 118 of chapter 112 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out the definition, “health service training program” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

              “Health service training program”, supervised experience at a site where health services in psychology are normally provided or where licensed psychologists typically practice in a recognized specialty of professional psychology by providing health services and which is part of an organized integrated training program as defined by the rules and regulations of the board.   A school setting qualifies as a site where licensed psychologists typically practice in a recognized specialty of professional psychology provided that the job description of the supervising licensed psychologist includes “health service”, as defined in this section.

              SECTION 2.  Said section 118 of chapter 112 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “provided,” in line 27 the following words:- or where licensed psychologists typically practice in a recognized specialty of professional psychology by providing health services, 

              SECTION 3.  Section 120 of said chapter 112 is hereby amended, by inserting in line 10 after the words “independently provides,” the following:- health services in a recognized specialty,

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