21 NCAC 54 .2701             Health Services ACTIVITIES

(a)  Health services in psychology include services provided directly to clients or patients or groups of clients or patients. Such services include the following:

(1)           the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, remediation, and prevention of:

(A)          mental, emotional, and behavioral disorder;

(B)          substance abuse and dependency; and

(C)          psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, and disability.

(2)           psychotherapy, counseling, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological services related to services described in Subparagraph (a)(1) of this Rule;

(3)           psychological assessment and report writing, including scoring of test protocols;

(4)           documentation of services provided to clients or patients, such as progress or process notes, clinical entries in records;

(5)           collateral contacts by a psychologist with family members, caretakers, and other individuals for the purpose of benefiting a client or patient of that psychologist; and

(6)           consultation with other professionals in service to the psychologist's clients or patients.

(b)  Health services in psychology do not include the following:

(1)           clinical supervision of other professionals who provide health services to clients or patients;

(2)           psychoeducational instruction to individuals who are not identified clients or patients of the psychologist providing such instruction;

(3)           career counseling, to include assessment of interests and aptitudes;

(4)           vocational and educational guidance;

(5)           the teaching of psychology;

(6)           the conduct of psychological research and the provision of psychological services or consultations to organizations or institutions, except when such activities involve the delivery of direct health services to individuals or groups of individuals who are themselves the intended beneficiaries of such services; or

(7)           administrative tasks associated with the delivery of health services, such as billing and insurance communications.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.136(4); 90-270.136(8); 90-270.143;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 20, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2009;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2020.