OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
329-B:28 Persons Exempted.
I. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit:
(a) The activities of any person licensed or permitted under RSA 330-A.
(b) The psychotherapy activities or services of a person in the employ of a state, county, or municipal agency, other political subdivision, or duly chartered educational institution, insofar as such activities and services are a part of the duties of such person in that salaried position.
(c) The psychotherapy activities and services of a student, intern, or resident in a mental health discipline regulated by the board, who is pursuing a course of study approved by a regionally accredited degree-granting institution or at another training site approved as providing qualifying training and experience constituting a part of the supervised course of study.
(d) The counseling activities and services of rabbis, priests, ministers, Christian Science practitioners, clergy, or members of religious orders when their counseling activities are within the scope of the performance of their regular or specialized ministerial duties and are performed under the auspices or sponsorship of an established and legally recognized church or denomination.
(e) The psychotherapy activities and services of any other person providing mental health services as an employee of or consultant to an institution, facility, or nonprofit institution or agency which provides clinical mental health services and which provides clinical supervision of its staff and which assumes professional, ethical, and legal responsibility for such mental health services.
(f) The psychotherapy activities of individuals who volunteer their services to nonprofit charitable organizations and receive no remuneration for their services.
(g) The psychotherapy activities and services of physicians licensed under RSA 329, and advanced registered nurse practitioners, licensed under RSA 326-B:18.
II. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the New Hampshire department of education from credentialing individuals with the title certified school psychologist or certified associate school psychologists to provide school psychological services in those settings that are under the purview of the New Hampshire department of education. In addition, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the ability of an educator in the field of psychology in a duly chartered educational institution to use his or her appropriate title.
III. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the psychotherapy activities, services, or use of official title of a person in the employ of a federal agency or institution insofar as such activities and services are a part of the duties of such person in that salaried position.
Source. 2012, 233:1, eff. July 1, 2013. 2020, 6:25, eff. Mar. 9, 2020.