Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Rule 510-9-.04 - License for Volunteer Service

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 510-9-.04

RULE 510-9-.04. License for Volunteer Service

(a) A license issued by consent order by the board may be granted to persons who are retired from the practice of psychology or who have an inactive license and who are not currently engaged in the practice of psychology either full time or part time and who have prior to retirement or attaining inactive status, maintained full licensure in psychology in good standing.

(b) This license by consent order shall permit the practice of psychology only in the non compensated employ of public agencies or institutions, not for profit agencies, not for profit institutions, nonprofit corporations, or not for profit associations providing services to indigent patients in areas which are underserved or are in critical need population areas of the state and will not receive compensation for the services of the psychologist.

(c) Examinations by the psychology board, application fees, and all licensure and renewal fees will be waived.

(d) The board will issue a license by consent order for volunteer service after the person has applied for and successfully completed a personal interview with the board.

(e) In order to be approved to interview with the board the person requesting license by consent order for volunteer service shall submit to the board by application:

(1) verification that most recently held license was in good standing.

(2) proof of meeting 20 hours continuing education requirements for licensure renewal in the two years immediately prior to application for volunteer service. If continuing education requirements are not complete at the time of application the applicant may be granted a non renewable 6 month temporary license by consent order with the provision that the person has successfully completed the personal interview with the board and the understanding that all continuing education requirements shall be met within 6 months after being issued the temporary license.

(3) a notarized statement from the agency that will receive the volunteer services attesting to the fact that the psychologist will not be compensated for their services and the agency will not bill for or in any way be compensated for the services provided by the psychologist. The notarized statement will also verify that the agency will provide malpractice insurance coverage for the volunteer psychologist.

(f) The requirements for renewal for a license by consent order for volunteer service will be the same as required to renew a psychology license except that the time for renewal will be determined by the consent order and may require a personal interview if requested by the board.

Authority O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-39-6, 43-39-8.

(Original Rule entitled "License for Volunteer Service" adopted. F. Mar. 28, 2008; eff. Apr. 17, 2008.)
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