Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
Approved in February 2015 by the ASPPB Board of Directors, the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) has been created to facilitate telehealth and temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across jurisdictional boundaries. PSYPACT is an interstate compact, which is an agreement between states to enact legislation and enter into a contract for a specific, limited purpose or address a particular policy issue.
Current Status of PSYPACT
PSYPACT becomes operational when seven states enact PSYPACT. Arizona has become the first state to enact PSYPACT legislation. AZ HB 2503 was signed into law 5/17/2016. Implementation for additional state is planned for the upcoming 2017 legislative sessions. Check back with us often for updates and progress of PSYPACT.
E.Passport and Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate
Once seven states enact PSYPACT, licensed psychologists will be able to apply for and use ASPPB certificates, which include the E.Passport to practice telepsychology and the Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) to conduct temporary in-person, face-to-face practice in PSYPACT states. Click the links below to learn more about these certificates.
How can I learn more about the PSYPACT?
For more information, ASPPB has a website dedicated to PSYPACT that can be found at www.psypact.org. You can also join the PSYPACT email listserv by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @PSYPACT.