An  Act concerning the board of behavioral sciences; marriage and family therapists and
psychologists; amending K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-6406 and 74-5310 and repealing the ex-
isting sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-6406 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 65-6406. The board shall issue a license to an individual who is
currently registered, certified or licensed to practice marriage and family
therapy in another jurisdiction if the board determines that the standards
for registration, certification or licensure to practice marriage and family
therapy in the other jurisdiction are at least equivalent to or exceed sub-
stantially the equivalent of the requirements of the marriage and family
therapists licensure act and rules and regulations of the board. An appli-
cant for a license under this section shall pay an application fee established
by the board under K.S.A. 65-6411 and amendments thereto.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 74-5310 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 74-5310. (a) The board shall issue a license as a psychologist to
any person who pays an application fee prescribed by the board, not in
excess of $150 and an original license fee not in excess of $200, which
shall not be refunded, who either satisfies the board as to such person's
training and experience after a thorough review of such person's creden-
tials or and who passes a satisfactory examination in psychology. Any per-
son paying the fee must also submit evidence verified by oath and satis-
factory to the board that such person: (1) Is at least 21 years of age; (2)
is of good moral character; (3) has received the doctor's degree based on
a program of studies in content primarily psychological from an educa-
tional institution having a graduate program with standards consistent
with those of the state universities of Kansas, or the substantial equivalent
of such program in both subject matter and extent of training; and (4)
has had at least two years of supervised experience, a significant portion
of which shall have been spent in rendering psychological services satis-
fying the board's approved standards for the psychological service con-

      (b) The board shall adopt rules and regulations establishing the cri-
teria which an educational institution shall satisfy in meeting the require-
ments established under item (3) of subsection (a). The board may send
a questionnaire developed by the board to any educational institution for
which the board does not have sufficient information to determine
whether the educational institution meets the requirements of item (3)
of subsection (a) and rules and regulations adopted under this section.
The questionnaire providing the necessary information shall be com-
pleted and returned to the board in order for the educational institution
to be considered for approval. The board may contract with investigative
agencies, commissions or consultants to assist the board in obtaining in-
formation about educational institutions. In entering such contracts the
authority to approve educational institutions shall remain solely with the

      Sec.  3. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-6406 and 74-5310 are hereby repealed.

      Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 9, 2002.