PSYCHOLOGISTS BOARD

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Board of Psychologists is to protect the public by regulating the practice of psychology in the State of Oklahoma to insure that only properly qualified psychologists practice psychology in the state and that the psychology profession as a whole is conducted in the public's best interest.

THE BOARD

The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists is the official licensing agency for the practice of psychology in the State of Oklahoma. The Board consists of seven members, five psychologists from various areas in psychology and two lay persons, each appointed by the Governor to serve for a period of four years.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary duties of the Board are as follows: to regulate the practice of psychology in this state to protect the public; examine and issue licenses pursuant to the provisions of the Psychologists Licensing Act to qualified applicants; continue in effect, suspend, revoke, modify, or deny a license; investigate complaints and hold hearings pursuant to the Act; adopt and promulgate standards of professional conduct for psychologists and other rules and regulations; publish a directory; furnish information to the public; collect dues; and exercise all incidental powers and duties necessary to effectuate the provisions of the Act.

STATUTORY REFERENCES

Statutory Reference: Title 59, Section 1351, et seq, of the Oklahoma Statutes.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA / SERVICES PROVIDED

                                         FY-93     FY-94     FY-95
Criteria/Service:                        Actual    Actual    Budgeted

National examinations given                  48        27          38
Oral examinations given                      39        30          35
Total new licenses                           37        20          30
Total psychologists on active status        421       456         480
Formal citizens' complaints received         22        25          25
Action taken against psychologists            4         3           3

EXPENDITURES BY FUND

                                         FY-93      FY-94    FY-95
Type of Fund:                            Actual     Actual   Budgeted
State Appropriated Funds                     $0         $0         $0
State Continuing/Revolving Funds:
 200 Psychologists Lic. Revolving Fund   71,716     65,868     91,106
Federal Funds                                 0          0          0
Total Expenditures by Fund              $71,716    $65,868    $91,106

EXPENDITURES BY OBJECT

                                         FY-93      FY-94    FY-95
Object of Expenditure                    Actual     Actual   Budgeted
Salaries and Benefits                   $40,714    $38,852    $56,656
Professional Services                     5,436        651          0
Travel                                    8,915      7,713     10,000
Lease-Purchase Expenditures                   0          0          0
Equipment                                   785      2,023      1,100
Payments to Local Gov'ts.                     0          0          0
Other Operating Expenses                 15,866     16,629     23,350
Total Expenditures by Object            $71,716    $65,868    $91,106

EXPENDITURES BY BUDGET ACTIVITY / SUB-ACTIVITY

                                   
                                         FY-93      FY-94     FY-95
Activity No. and Name                    Actual     Actual    Budgeted

10 General Operations                   $71,716    $65,868     $90,106
88 Data Processing                            0          0       1,000
Total Expenditures by Activity          $71,716    $65,868     $91,106

FULL-TIME-EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES (FTE) and VEHICLES

                                         FY-93      FY-94     FY-95 
Activity No. and Name                    Actual     Actual    Budgeted

10 General Operations                       1.0        1.0         1.6
Total FTE                                   1.0        1.0         1.6

Number of Vehicles                            0          0           0

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE / REVIEW

The Board does not receive any appropriations from general revenue. All fees, renewal fees, and penalties are deposited into the Psychologist Fund. The Board, being a self-sustaining regulatory board, is required to pay ten percent of its income to the General Revenue Fund.