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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 229

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, AND CHAPTER 380, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING OF PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND INCREASING FUNDS PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §3507, Subchapter 11, Chapter 35, Title 24 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§3507. General requirements for licensing

Any applicant for the private practice of psychology shall submit evidence, verified by oath and satisfactory to the Board, that such person:

(a) Has been a resident of this State for ninety days; or, for a period of ninety days within this State, has been a student of psychology, a psychological intern, or has otherwise been preparing to become a professional psychologist; and

(b) Has received a Doctoral degree based in part upon a psychological dissertation and on a program of studies, the content of which was primarily psychological, from an accredited college or university having a graduate program in psychology, and who:

(1) has had, after receiving the Doctoral degree, at least two years of supervised experience in psychological work of a type satisfactory to the Board; or

(2) has had at least five years of supervised experience after receiving the Master's degree, provided that such person has the Doctoral degree;

(c) is competent in the practice of psychology, as shown by passing such examination, written or oral, or both, as the Board deems necessary; and

(d) Has not, within the preceding six months, failed an examination given by the Board or a comparable agency of another state.

Section 2. Amend Chapter 380, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, by striking Section 2 of said Chapter in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 2. The effective date of this Act shall be July 1, 1972, and a maximum of $1,200 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, from the General Fund, to cover the Board's per diem allowances hereinabove provided.

Approved March 18, 1974.