OUT-OF-PROVINCE PSYCHOLOGISTS WORKING AT UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING CENTRES WHO WISH TO PROVIDE TELEPSYCHOLOGY SERVICES TO STUDENTS TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO BC.

In the circumstances, the College will NOT require out-of-province psychologists working at University Counselling Centres to obtain Temporary Emergency Registration in British Columbia in order to provide telepsychology services to students who are temporarily relocated in British Columbia during the COVID-19 emergency and are not returning home to receive services directly, and will not take any action against them for doing so, if they meet all of the following conditions:

  1. They hold current registration or licensure in good standing as a psychologist in another Canadian or US jurisdiction;
  2. They practice only within their areas of competence and in keeping with any terms, limits and conditions on their licensure or registration in their home jurisdiction;
  3. They provide telepsychology services in British Columbia only to students who are temporarily relocated in British Columbia due to the COVID-19 emergency and are not returning home to receive services directly;
  4. They clearly indicate their home jurisdiction, and the fact that they are only registered/licensed as a psychologist in that jurisdiction and not in British Columbia, in any communication to clients located in BC or to anyone else who is located in BC.

Out-of-province psychologists who meet all of the above conditions are asked to confirm their understanding and acceptance of the requirements listed above by notifying the College of their intention to provide telepsychology services to students who are temporarily relocated in British Columbia during the COVID-19 emergency and are not returning home to receive services directly through completion of the form below:

Your First and Last Name (required)

Registration Number(required)

Province/State in which registration / license is held:(required)

Email: (required)

Telephone: (required)

By submitting this form, I declare that I meet all of the above conditions and understand and accept the requirements listed.

While the College will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of this information, out-of-province psychologists need not wait for confirmation before initiating service.