The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 83, which modernizes Ohio’s psychology and school psychology licensing law. State Representative Bob Hackett (R-London), the sponsor of the legislation, released the following statement on its passage:
“Ohio’s law on psychology has not been comprehensively updated since its enactment in 1972. Although there have been several small changes since then, the profession of psychology and its regulation have evolved over the past 40 years without the law reflecting so. House Bill 83 will bring the law up to date so that psychologists can better assist Ohioans.
“Not only does the bill make important adjustments to the process of licensing psychologists; it makes common-sense changes regarding continuing education, investigations, and disciplinary action. In the end, this bill will benefit the field of psychology in Ohio while ensuring the safety and security of those whom these licensed professionals serve.”
House Bill 83 will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.