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§30-21-3. License required; firms, associations and corporations engaging in the practice of psychology.

(a) No person shall engage in, offer to engage in, or hold himself or herself out to the public as being engaged in, the practice of psychology in this state, nor shall any person use in connection with any trade, business, profession or occupation, except in those instances specifically excluded from the definition of the practice of psychology by subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), subdivision (e), section two of this article, the word "psychologist," "psychology," "psychological" or any other title, word or abbreviation which induces or tends to induce the belief that such person is qualified to engage or is engaged in the practice of psychology, unless and until he or she shall first obtain a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of psychology in accordance with the provisions of this article, which license or temporary permit remains unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked: Provided, That such license or temporary permit shall not be required for an individual who is the holder of a school psychology certificate or permit issued by the West Virginia Department of Education and who is engaged in the practice of school psychology solely within the scope of employment as a school board employee: Provided, however, That no such license or temporary permit shall be required for a psychologist who is not a resident of this state, who is the holder of a license or certificate to engage in the practice of psychology issued by a state with licensing or certification requirements determined by the board to be at least as great as those provided in this article, who has no regular place of practice in this state and who engages in the practice of psychology in this state for a period of not more than ten days in any calendar year.

(b) No firm, association or corporation shall, except through a licensee or licensees, render any service or engage in any activity which if rendered or engaged in by any individual would constitute the practice of psychology.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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