2011 ORS § 675.090¹
Application of ORS 675.010 to 675.150

(1) ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) do not apply to:

(a) A person who teaches psychology, conducts psychological research or provides consulting services to an organization or institution provided that the teaching, research or consulting services do not involve the delivery or supervision of direct psychological services to individuals who are themselves, rather than a third party, the beneficiaries of the services, regardless of the source or extent of payment for the services rendered.

(b) The provision of expert testimony by a person described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(c) A person who is either:

(A) A matriculated graduate student pursuing a graduate degree in professional psychology at an approved doctoral program in psychology;

(B) A student pursuing post-doctoral training or experience in professional psychology, including a person seeking to fulfill the licensure requirements established in ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures); or

(C) A person pursuing certification or licensure or a graduate degree in any of the certified or licensed professions otherwise exempted from ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures).

(d) A person who is licensed or certified by the State of Oregon to provide mental health services, provided that the services are rendered within the persons lawful scope of practice and that the person does not use the title psychologist in connection with the activities authorized in this paragraph.

(e) A person who is licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the State of Oregon to render professional services, provided that the services are rendered within the persons lawful scope of practice and that the person does not use the title psychologist in connection with the activities authorized under this paragraph.

(f) A person who is employed by a local, state or federal government agency, or employed by a community mental health program or drug and alcohol treatment program licensed or certified by the State of Oregon to the extent that the persons activities and services are rendered within the persons scope of employment and are performed within the confines of the employing agency and provided that the person does not use the title psychologist in connection with the activities authorized under this paragraph.

(g) A person who is a recognized member of the clergy, provided that the person is acting in the persons ministerial capacity and does not use the title psychologist.

(h) A person who has credentials as a school psychologist if the person is an employee of an educational institution and restricts the persons practice to activities within a school setting. A person acting under this paragraph may use the title school psychologist.

(2)(a) Notwithstanding subsection (1)(f) of this section, a person with a doctoral degree in psychology who is employed by and practicing psychology at a local, state or federal government agency or a community mental health program or drug and alcohol treatment program licensed or certified by the State of Oregon may practice psychology without a license under ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) for no more than 24 months after the person begins practicing psychology at the agency or program.

(b) Before the person obtains a license under ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures):

(A) The person may practice psychology only within the scope of the persons employment and within the confines of the employing agency or program; and

(B) The person may not use the title psychologist.

(3) A person performing the functions described in subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section may use the title psychologist only if the person holds a doctoral degree in psychology from an approved doctoral program in psychology.

(4) A person described in subsection (1)(c) of this section may use the title psychological trainee, psychological intern, psychologist resident or psychologist associate resident if the person is pursuing the education or training described in subsection (1)(c) of this section under the supervision and responsibility of a licensed psychologist in accordance with the rules adopted by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners.

(5) Nothing in this section exempts from ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) a person whose license to practice psychology is revoked or suspended because the person engaged in sexual activity with a client. [1963 c.396 §10; 1971 c.362 §2; 1973 c.777 §8; 1985 c.90 §9; 1989 c.491 §66; 1991 c.67 §178; 1993 c.585 §6; 1995 c.810 §3; 1997 c.249 §205; 2009 c.441 §2]