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                                                   HOUSE BILL NO. 1241



                                                                            C 226 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Representative Braddock; by request of Director of Department of Licensing



Read first time 1/18/89 and referred to Committee on Health Care.



AN ACT Relating to staggering the terms of the examining board of  psychology; and amending RCW 18.83.035.




        Sec. 1.  Section 76, chapter 279, Laws of 1984 as amended by section 2, chapter 27, Laws of 1986 and RCW 18.83.035 are each amended to read as follows:

          There is created the examining board of psychology which shall examine the qualifications of applicants for licensing.  The board shall consist of seven psychologists and two public members, all appointed by the governor.  The public members shall not be and have never been psychologists or in training to be psychologists; they may not have any household member who is a psychologist or in training to be a psychologist; they may not participate or ever have participated in a commercial or professional field related to psychology, nor have a household member who has so participated; and they may not have had within two years before appointment a substantial financial interest in a person regulated by the board.  Each psychologist member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States who has actively practiced psychology in the state of Washington for at least three years immediately preceding appointment and who is licensed under this chapter.  ((Each member of the board shall serve for a term of five years.))  Board members shall be appointed for a term of five years, except that the terms of the existing appointees shall be adjusted by the governor so that no more than two members' terms expire each year with all subsequent appointments for a five-year term.  Upon the death, resignation, or removal of a member, the governor shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.  The board shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 2, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 14, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.