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Displaced Worker Emergency License: Psychologist


When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a psychologist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

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A. An emergency license may be issued to a psychologist who is from a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, holds that state's active unrestricted license, and is in good standing or otherwise meets requirements for New Mexico licensure. This applicant may obtain a New Mexico license for a period of four (4) months following the declared disaster, at no cost and upon satisfying the following requirements (1) the board received a completed, signed and notarized application accompanied by proof of identity in the form of a copy of a driver's license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) the applicant qualifies for a license as set forth in,, or NMAC of this part; (3) the board may waive the specific forms required under the immediately preceding section if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federally declared disaster area; (4) nothing in this paragraph shall constitute a waiver of licensure requirements set forth in NMAC above; and (5) a license issued under this emergency provision shall expire four (4) months after issuance, unless a renewal application is received and approved by the board or its designee in a timely fashion; a renewal application shall commence no later than three (3) months after the issuance date in order to allow at least one month for renewal process and avoid a late renewal fee set by the board (see fee schedule in NMAC of these regulations); the board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving emergency license renewal. B. The emergency license shall terminate upon: (1) four (4) months from issuance date, if not renewed; (2) the issuance of an unrestricted license as set forth in NMAC above; (3) proof that the emergency license holder has not engaged in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in procuring or attempting to procure a license under NMAC, and (4) termination of an emergency license shall not preclude application for unrestricted licensure.