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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 055 : PSYCHOLOGISTS

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 3005)
  • § 3005. Exemptions

    (a) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons while engaged in the course of their customary duties as clergy, licensed physicians, nurses, osteopaths, optometrists, dentists, lawyers, social workers, mental health counselors, certified marriage and family therapists and psychoanalysts, rostered psychotherapists, or licensed educators when performing their duties consistent with the accepted standards of their respective professions; provided, however, that they do not describe themselves to the public by any other title or description stating or implying that they are psychologists or are licensed to practice psychology.

    (b) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons while engaged in the course of their customary duties:

    (1) in the practice of a religious ministry;

    (2) in employment or rehabilitation counseling;

    (3) as an employee of or under contract with the Agency of Human Services, provided that the person does not practice psychotherapy as defined in section 3001 of this title;

    (4) as a mediator;

    (5) in an official evaluation for court purposes;

    (6) as a member of a self-help group such as Alcoholics Anonymous, peer counseling, or domestic violence groups, whether or not the person is serving for a consideration;

    (7) as a respite caregiver, foster care worker, or hospice worker.

    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to any person licensed by the Board of Psychological Examiners. (Added 1975, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1981, No. 241 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1987, No. 245 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1993, No. 98, § 3; 1993, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)