All About PSYPACT (& Florida)
By Rabia Subhani
PSYPACT is an Interjurisdictional Compact that allows psychologists to practice in other states which are a part of the Compact. As a psychologist licensed in a PSYPACT state, you can practice via telepsychology and/or conduct temporary in-person, face-to-face practice in those states which have joined PSYPACT. For a complete list of states, click HERE. As of June 1, 2021, there were 24 Enacted and 18 Effective participating states.
From the PSYPACT website:
The PSYPACT Commission is the governing body of PSYPACT responsible for creating and finalizing the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. The Commission is also responsible for granting psychologists the authority to practice telepsychology and temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries.
Telepsychology In order to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). One required component of this authority granted from the PSYPACT Commission is that psychologists must obtain an E.Passport Certificate from ASPPB. To learn more or to start an application, click HERE.
Temporary Practice In order to conduct temporary practice in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP). One required component of this authorization granted from the PSYPACT Commission is that psychologists must apply for and obtain an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) from ASPPB. To learn more or to start an application, click HERE.
It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Basically, you apply for your E.Passport if you want to practice via telepsychology and once that is granted, your APIT application will begin automatically in the platform. In order to maintain the E.Passport, you are required to complete 3 credit hours of CE per year which are relevant to the use of technology in psychology.
Florida has made it very easy to be a telehealth provider from another state! From their website:
During the 2019 legislative session, Florida passed Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida, which... authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. Out-of-state health care practitioners must be registered with the Florida Department of Health to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. This is a free service. The only caveat is that you must register with a Florida registered agent service. Apply to be a provider HERE.