(a) The board shall:
(1) Examine applicants and determine their eligibility for a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of psychology;
(2) Examine applicants and determine their eligibility for a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of school psychology as a licensed school psychologist and/or licensed school psychologist independent practitioner.
(3) Prepare, conduct and grade an apt and proper written, oral or written and oral examination of applicants for a license and determine the satisfactory passing score thereon;
(4) Promulgate reasonable rules and regulations implementing the provisions of this article and the powers and duties conferred upon the board hereby, including, but not limited to, reasonable rules and regulations establishing standards to insure the proper supervision of all persons working under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee under the provisions of this article, all of which reasonable rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty- nine-a of this code, set reasonable fees and record them in legislative rules, Title 17, Series 1.
(5) Issue, renew, deny, suspend or revoke licenses and temporary permits to engage in the practice of psychology in accordance with the provisions of this article and, in accordance with the administrative procedures hereinafter provided, may review, affirm, reverse, vacate or modify its order with respect to any such denial, suspension or revocation;
(6) Investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this article, reasonable rules and regulations promulgated hereunder and orders and final decisions of the board and take appropriate disciplinary action against any licensee for the violation thereof or institute appropriate legal action for the enforcement of the provisions of this article, reasonable rules and regulations promulgated hereunder and orders and final decisions of the board or take such disciplinary action and institute such legal action;
(7) Employ, direct, discharge and define the duties of full or part-time professional, clerical or other personnel necessary to effectuate the provisions of this article;
(8) Keep accurate and complete records of its proceedings, certify the same as may be appropriate, and prepare, from time to time, a list showing the names and addresses of all licensees;
(9) Whenever it deems it appropriate, confer with the attorney general or his assistants in connection with all legal matters and questions; and
(10) Take such other action as may be reasonably necessary or appropriate to effectuate the provisions of this article.
(b) All moneys paid to the board shall be accepted by a person designated by the board and deposited by him with the treasurer of the state and credited to an account to be known as the "board of examiners of psychologists fund." All of the reasonable compensation of the members of the board, the reimbursement of all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred by such members and all other costs and expenses incurred by the board in the administration of this article shall be paid from such fund, and no part of the state's general revenue fund shall be expended for this purpose.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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