A. The definitions in A.R.S. § 32-2061 apply to this Chapter.
B. Additionally, in this Chapter:
1. “Additional examination” means an examination administered by the Board to determine the competency of an applicant and may include questions about the applicant’s knowledge and application of Arizona law, the practice of psychology, ethical conduct, and psychological assessment and treatment practices.
2. “Administrative completeness review” means the Board’s process for determining that an applicant has provided all of the information and documents required by the Board to determine whether to grant a license to the applicant.
3. “Advertising” means any media used to disseminate information regarding the qualifications of a psychologist or to solicit clients or patients for psychological services, regardless of whether the psychologist pays for the advertising. Methods of advertising include a published statement or announcement, directory listing, business card, personal resume, brochure, or any electronic communication conveying the psychologist’s professional qualifications or promoting use of the psychologist’s professional services.
4. “Applicant” means an individual requesting licensure, renewal, or approval from the Board.
5. “Application packet” means the forms and documents the Board requires an applicant to submit to the Board.
6. “Applied psychology,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2071(A), means the practice of psychology in the area of health service delivery. The Board shall consider education and training in applied psychology as qualification for licensure only if the education and training meet the standards specified in A.R.S. § 32-2071.
7. “Case,” in the context of R4-26-106 (G), means a legal cause of action instituted before an administrative tribunal or in a judicial forum that relates to a psychologist’s practice of psychology.
8. “Case conference” means a meeting that includes the discussion of a particular client or patient or case that is related to the practice of psychology.
9. “Client or patient record” means “adequate records” as defined in A.R.S. § 32-2061(2), “medical records” as defined in A.R.S. § 12-2291 (6), and all records pertaining to assessment, evaluation, consultation, intervention, treatment, or the provision of psychological services in any form or by any medium.
10. “Complaint Screening Committee” means the committee of the Board established under A.R.S. § 32-2081 (H) to conduct an initial review of all complaints.
11. “Confidential record” means:
a. Minutes of an executive session of the Board;
b. A record that is classified as confidential by a statute or rule applicable to the Board;
c. All materials relating to an investigation by the Board, including a complaint, response, client or patient record, witness statement, investigative report, and any other information relating to a client’s or patient’s diagnosis, treatment, or personal or family life; and
d. The following regarding an applicant or licensee:
i. College or university transcripts;
ii. Home address, home telephone number, and e-mail address;
iii. Examination scores;
iv. Date of birth
v. Place of birth;
vi. Social Security number; and
vii. Candidate identification number for the national examination required under A.R.S. § 32-2072(A).
12. “Credentialing agency” means the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, or the American Board of Professional Psychology.
13. “Day” means a calendar day except in A.R.S. § 32-2075(A)(4), “day” means a total of eight hours in providing psychological services regardless of the number of calendar days over which the hours are accumulated.
14. “Diplomate or specialist” means a status bestowed on a person by the American Board of Professional Psychology after successful completion of the work and examinations required.
15. “Directly available,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2071 (F)(2), means immediately available in person or by telephone or electronic transmission.
16. “Disaster,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2075(A)(4), means a contingency or situation for which the governor declares a state of emergency under the authority provided at A.R.S. § 35-192. The Board acknowledges any state of emergency declared by the governor or determined by the Board.
17. “Dissertation” means a document prepared as part of a graduate doctoral program that includes, at a minimum, separate sections that:
a. Review the literature on the psychology topic being investigated and state each research question and hypothesis under investigation;
b. Describe the method or procedure used to investigate each research question or hypothesis;
c. Describe and summarize the findings and results of the investigation;
d. Discuss the findings and compare them to the relevant literature presented in the literature review section; and
e. List the references used in the various sections of the dissertation, a majority of which are either journals of the American Psychological Association, Psychological Abstracts, or classified as a psychology subject by the Library of Congress.
18. “Fellow” means a status bestowed on a person by a psychology association or society.
19. “Gross negligence” means an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of care.
20. “Internship training program” means the supervised professional experience required in A.R.S. § 32-2071 (F).
21. “Last client or patient activity,” as used in R4-26-106, means the last date a particular client or patient received direct clinical contact from the psychologist retaining the client’s or patient’s record.
22. “License period” means the two years between May 1 of one odd-numbered year and April 30 of the next odd-numbered year.
23. “National examination” means the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology provided by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
24. “Party” means the Board, an applicant, a licensee, or the state.
25. “Primarily psychological,” in the context of A.R.S. § 32-2071(A)(6), means subject matter that covers the practice of psychology as defined in A.R.S. § 32-2061 (9).
26. “Psychologist on staff,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2071(F)(2), means a psychologist who is designated by the staff psychologist specified in A.R.S. § 32-2071(F)(1) to fulfill the responsibilities of a supervising psychologist in the training program.
27. “Psychometric testing” means measuring cognitive and emotional processes and learning through the administration of psychological tests.
28. “Raw test data” means test scores, client or patient responses to test questions or stimuli, and notes and recordings concerning client or patient statements and behavior during a psychologist’s assessment and evaluation.
29. “Regulatory jurisdiction” means a state or territory of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or a foreign country with authority to grant or deny entry into a profession or occupation.
30. “Retired,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2073 (G), means a psychologist has stopped practicing psychology, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-2061 (9).
31. “Stipend” means a fee paid to a supervisee that is not based on productivity or revenue generated.
32. “Substantive review” means the Board’s process for determining whether an applicant meets the requirements of A.R.S. § 32-2071 through § 32-2076 and this Chapter.
33. “Successfully completing,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2071(A)(4), means receiving a passing grade in a course from an institution of higher education.
34. “Supervise” means to control, oversee, and review the activities of an employee, intern, trainee, or resident who provides psychological services.
35. “Supervisor,” as referenced in A.R.S. § 32-2071(F)(2), means an individual who is:
a. Licensed or registered as a psychologist at the independent level in the regulatory jurisdiction in which the supervision occurs,
b. On staff as a supervisor with the training program for which supervision is provided, and
c. Directly available to the supervisee in case of an emergency or ensures another supervisor is directly available to the supervisee.
36. “Year,” as used in A.R.S. § 32-2075(A)(4) means a calendar year.