21 NCAC 54 .2801             SCOPE

(a)  Any psychologist employing or supervising unlicensed individuals performing ancillary services shall maintain professional responsibility for the quality of the services rendered and for the effects of the services upon the client, patient, or other individuals. The psychologist shall have face-to-face contact during the course of services with all patients, clients, or other recipients of services who are provided ancillary services by unlicensed persons as part of the psychologist's services.

(b)  Ancillary services shall be considered to be only those activities that an individual shall engage in for the purpose of providing assistance to a psychologist in providing psychological services to patients, clients, and their families, as set forth in Rule .2805 of this Section. Not included as ancillary services are those clerical and administrative services which are not directly related to assisting a psychologist in the provision of psychological services.

(c)  Failure of any psychologist to train ancillary services personnel, to ensure that training has occurred, or to supervise ancillary services personnel shall subject that psychologist to disciplinary action pursuant to G.S. 90-270.148(a).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.143; 90-270.154;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2021.